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Monday, December 24, 2012

A Santa for the Ages

My Uncle Bill Connelly was a fun-loving guy. He was a printer by trade, but for several weeks in November and December each year - to untold thousands in the region surrounding Owego NY and Mansfield, PA - he was also known as Santa Claus.

And to my sister and I and many others that remember him...he still is.

Above & below: Uncle Bill having fun.
Circled in red: Yours truly.
Below: Bill (right) with my great-grandfather ( Edward C. Williams), father, mother (& me) in November 1960. It was Eddie's last Thanksgiving.
Above: Santa C. circa 1965
Below: Santa C. circa 2005
   Merry Christmas to all!

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