Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waving Santa

Let me indulge myself a bit. Ok, I'll grant you it doesn't have the marque excitement of the Vegas strip, and no it's not hilarious like the cowboy smokin' Kramer on Seinfeld, but for me, it's pretty darn cool. The roof of the Sappi Mill in Westbrook has brought back the waving Santa, complete with the old company name of S. D. Warren below the 'Merry Christmas. Growing up, this was a pretty big deal. We kids, in the back seat of the station wagon, would beg Dad to take a side trip through Westbrook so we could 'catch a wave' from the jolly old one. It's time for nostalgic Santa. Over the last few years, I've been collecting little Santas at second hand stores. Ceramic ones or plastic ones, if I can get an interesting one for around 99¢, I'm game. I like to place them around the house and in a day or so hear Elenka exclaim, "What's this?" It's just me getting even for all her 'surprise' (and attractive) additions around the house. She does it with interior design flair fitting an old farmhouse. I do it with Santas!
Ho, Ho, Ho!

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting us catch a wave from Santa!

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  2. A few years ago I started a collection of santa ornaments for the tree. I don't know how many I have now but, my tree (when it goes up this week) will be covered with santa's in all shapes and sizes. I love them.

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  3. Birdman, that is a terrific Christmas photo. Love the colors and nostalgia of that huge, waving Santa. Thank you for the Santa wave.

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  4. Just like stepping back in time then.

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  5. Maybe Santa will bring you some Santas this year? :-)

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  6. Love him, love the photo! He's a nice hero to have.

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  7. The jolly season season is here!! Have fun!

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  8. Too much information, Birdman.

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  9. Such a neat thing that Santa waves! And I think it's great that you're collecting with a theme and a spending limit in mind.

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  10. Cool. This is very nostalgic and I think it's cute you have a Santa fetish, and that you like thrift shops...I love them...

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  11. It does look a little "sappi." Cute for kids, though. You're a very interesting man. Maybe related to an elf?

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