The Observer was recently asked to help Santa deliver a letter to a very special little boy. After repeated phone calls, e-mails and heated debate we have decided to print Santa’s request. And now we’re asking for your help. If you know this child and his family, please come by the Observer to pick up his original letter. It is in a sealed envelope at the front desk. Or let us know his address, and we would be happy to pop it in the mail. Names have been blacked out. We felt if anyone knew this family they would know by the story.
For more on why the Observer had such a hard time making what would seem a simple decision, See PAGE A8. (For online go to Opinion tab).
Thank you,Autumn MacDonald, Editor
Today, Canada Post delivered another huge stack of letters from boys and girls all over the world.
My elves in the mailroom are kept very busy, putting my replies into envelopes and addressing them back to the children.
Your heartfelt letter touched Mrs. Claus and I very deeply today and we were truly sorry to find that you had not told us your last name or given us your address, only writing on the envelope that you lived in Quesnel.
As you can imagine there are a lot of —-’s in Quesnel! Ho! Ho! Ho!
Then, one of my postal elves came up with a brilliant idea: Why not ask the Quesnel Cariboo Observer if they could help get a message to —- in time for Christmas, which is exactly what I have done.
Everyone here at the North Pole, including Rudolph, was very sad to hear about your mommy. Mrs. Claus and I made a special note in our naughty and nice book about how nice and good a mommy she was to you and your little sister —-.
She will always hold a special place in Santa’s heart.
I know your mommy would be very proud of you for writing to me and asking for nice things for your daddy and sister instead of something for yourself.
You are a brave boy, but remember Christmas is supposed to be a happy and joyous time of the year.
If you try to keep that spirit in your heart all year long it will help you, your daddy and your sister to remember the good times you had with your mommy and your tears will soon be gone.
I hope you do see this letter —– and don’t forget to write me again next year.
Love and merry Christmas to you, —– and your daddy.