Each year. Every year.
It was important to visit with Santa, just to be certain that he knew what we wanted to find under our Christmas tree.
Often the meeting location was the local mall. But just as often it was the work or office Christmas party.
The location was not the important point. The essential point of the outing was ensuring Santa was aware of the expectations.
Here is the photographic record of some of those Santa encounters.
My mother knit the sweater I was wearing. It was during the Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett furor.