Seeking Sugar Plums

By Norman M. Covert

The countdown is on ‘til Christmas Eve. Santa Claus is scheduled next week to bring toys and all manner of wondrous gifts to good little boys and girls in a “whishing” mission, borne in his reindeer-powered sleigh.

One wonders if this is fantasy.  However, I knew the pilot light of Christmas still flickered inside me when my 1948 Lionel Steam Locomotive finally got going under our tree Sunday night. I can spend hours watching it chug around the track.

We cherish the private hope that Santa Claus (nee, St. Nicholas, Father Christmas) can achieve his improbable task Monday night by spreading tidings of great joy and peace on earth from his sack of goodies.… Read More