This photo is of me meeting Santa in Kerikeri, New Zealand, in 1954 at the age of 4. Though it was in the middle of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, Santa still wore his traditional North Pole outfit. He would visit our local community hall one day shortly before Christmas, and the children would line up to shake his hand and get a gift. I remember that it was a very awe-inspiring experience to actually meet such an important person. Pam Loan, San Luis Obispo
This photo is of me meeting Santa in Kerikeri, New Zealand, in 1954 at the age of 4. Though it was in the middle of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, Santa still wore his traditional North Pole outfit. He would visit our local community hall one day shortly before Christmas, and the children would line up to shake his hand and get a gift. I remember that it was a very awe-inspiring experience to actually meet such an important person. Pam Loan, San Luis Obispo
This photo is of me meeting Santa in Kerikeri, New Zealand, in 1954 at the age of 4. Though it was in the middle of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, Santa still wore his traditional North Pole outfit. He would visit our local community hall one day shortly before Christmas, and the children would line up to shake his hand and get a gift. I remember that it was a very awe-inspiring experience to actually meet such an important person. Pam Loan, San Luis Obispo

SLO County residents share photos of their visits with Santa

December 21, 2015 05:25 AM

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