New York Santa
When Only The Real Santa Will Do!
Countdown 'till Christmas....
When only the "real" Santa will do.
As you can imagine, Santa gets thousands of letters each year. One letter has stood out more than any other, a letter from Mike M. Jr. of Brooklyn, New York.
Mike's father is a custodial engineer at a residential apartment house in Brooklyn, New York. Mike Sr. is a hard working man of nominal means, but a saint in every sense of the word.
One time Mike (Sr.) witnessed a motor vehicle accident involving a small school bus. In the blink of an eye, Mike Sr. was on top of the overturned school bus, pulling children out of the overturned vehicle, even before the wheels stopped spinning. I doubt he even gave a momentary thought to his actions, he just went into high gear and responded to what had to be done. There is no doubt in my mind that Mike Sr. is a true unsung hero.
Just like any average 7 year old boy, Mike's letter was primarily a list of things he wanted Santa to deliver for Christmas. He gave his letter to Santa on a Christmas day gift drop off. While reading the list, I realized that many of the items didn't seem appropriate for a 7 year old boy, so I asked Mike about his list.
Mike explained that the black boots he requested weren’t for him, they were for his father. The camera he asked for wasn't for him, but for his mother who wished she had a camera to take pictures of her kid when Santa visited. The various toys and games weren’t for him, but rather for his brothers and cousins. Imagine all this, coming from a 7 year old boy!!! Now that's the proper holiday spirit.
Well Mike's letter is one of the driving forces behind this Santa.
Oh and by the way, Santa made a late drop off, and Mike's list was fulfilled.