Reporting Angela Martin
34 Years of Santa Photos
A Christmas tradition for brothers lasts more than three decades and they have the pictures to prove it.
Nothing says Christmas like a photo sitting on Santa’s lap– and two brothers have done it every year — for 34 years.
It started off very normal in 1980, a typical shot with one boy on Santa’s lap. He kept the tradition going alone until 1984 when his younger brother joined him. Year after year, they kept coming back through puberty and pimples.
When they couldn’t quite fit on Santa’s lap, they still tried squeezing on. At some point, they got so big they had to sit next to Santa.
Then two years ago — for the first time in a long time — a baby appears in the shot. Last year, more babies join in on this family tradition that’s sure to last many years to come.
Girl Signs Christmas Pageant
With the whole Nelson Mandela memorial deaf interpreter debacle this week, it’s a great time to celebrate a little girl who acted as a real interpreter.
The five year old wanted her deaf parents to enjoy her Christmas pageant. So, to their surprise, she signed it for them.
Claire, her mom says, has been around sign language since she was born and joked she is a much better interpreter than Mandela’s fake one.
From One 43 To Another
Former President George W. Bush sends some support to fellow North Texan and Alabama kicker Cade Foster – and it ends up on Twitter.
A couple of weeks ago, Foster had a rough game against rival Auburn. Foster — who wears number 43 — missed three field goals in Bama’s only loss of the year and then became the target of threatening messages on social media.
However, he also received a lot of encouragement there and used Twitter to share his latest show of support, which was a letter from former President Bush.
It reads, “Dear Cade (#43), life has its setbacks. I know! However, you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best. Sincerely — another 43.”