Word does get to the North Pole quickly. Perhaps Santa read the letters in Tuesday’s issue on-line. He sent the following reply for The Wayne Independent. Before we get to it, one more Santa letter came in:


Word does get to the North Pole quickly. Perhaps Santa read the letters in Tuesday’s issue on-line. He sent the following reply for The Wayne Independent. Before we get to it, one more Santa letter came in:
Dear Santa,
I would like toys and earring, bracelets and rings for Xmas and for my sister Allison who is 1-1/2 some riding toys and bath time toys and lotion and dolls. For Daddy and Mommy a Merry Xmas and Happy new Year.
Katelyn West, age 3.

Santa replies,
“Ho Ho Ho!
With great joy I read the letters in The Wayne Independent. Thank you dear ones for caring to write. God bless you all and your families. This is a special time of year. The baby in the manger who brings us such hope, is reflected in the eyes of every baby and child who arrives in the world, beaming with hope for the future.
I am so happy to be able to help you have a merry Christmas. Toys are games are wonderful to receive, but  not nearly as much as the joy I have in giving them. You will find that too if you share your blessings with your friends and family.
Many children in the world have very little of this world’s goods. They know how more valuable it is to share and receive love and kindness, even when they cannot have all the nice things they might want.
Remember too, a thankful heart is the most merry of hearts. Be thankful for those who love you, for good health, a home to live in, a school where you can learn, and for the hope we have at Christmas time.
Merry Christmas from the North Pole. Be good boys and girls. My reindeer and I will be over your town and road very shortly.
Love, Santa