Sunday, December 22, 2013
Although this is clearly in the style of a church, the temporary structure is known as the Little Christmas House. It may be San Marino's effort to separate church and state, but it isn't a more non-sectarian holiday house. Santa Claus used to show up there one day a year, and talk to kids about whether they'd been good and what they wished for. Maybe he still does, but I don't know. He gave out Christmas themed Little Golden Books like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Biggest Most Beautiful Christmas Tree. I met Santa there. I got my book. I also sang carols there with Brownie Troop 97 and our dads. I have a picture. My dad isn't in it, because he took it.
It was a odd place to paint, sitting out in the middle of Huntington Drive, looking a bit like a hobo and worrying about runaway cars.