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The colonel's fruit lasted longer than the tricycle

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By Bill Evans

Most folks picture Christmas in many ways.

Families gather around a roaring fire with a glittering Christmas tree shining in the background and brightly colored packages scattered around it.

I remember a lot of Christmas celebrations just like that.

But there was a very special one that was as pretty to me as a Norman Rockwell painting, thanks to the generosity of a man on a Christmas Eve long ago.

During those lean years of the Depression, Christmas was sad for folks who couldn't afford to give the smallest of presents to their children.


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