As of Saturday, November 30, 2013
A Christmas wish
To the editor:
It’s been a long time since I’ve written you a letter for a big wish. I was born on Christmas Day in 1949 with a twin sister (her being older by 6 minutes, which is OK). I got to see what I was getting from Santa, and for my birthday (just a different color). To me every day is a special day. I love Christmas, also shared it with my parents who are gone now. When my dad got sick, I was his Elf for mom.
My dad loved the lights at Christmas also; I had a blue spruce tree decorated by me his elf, 20 feet high. It was worth all the poking that hurt my skin even at that time. To see the smile on his face was so worth it.
I love Christmas because I feel so blessed to share it with the birth of Jesus. The tree was so beautiful. All the old ornaments were gone when mom moved off the ranch in Mosier so she could be closer to town.
Yes, Christmas means music, smiles, love, the smell of the Christmas tree, lights, what the world has to offer those in need. Not that I need anything because I’m an elf with a heart.
The many people who know me can attest that I have worked hard all my life, have had many disappointments but, as they say, “That’s Life.”
But Santa, I do have one wish as I am turning 64 years old, to ride on the Christmas sleigh with you and Mrs. Claus as the reindeer pull the sleigh. I’ve always watched you since I was a little girl (and I am still a little girl at heart).
This is my wish for my Christmas and birthday present this year.
Have a Happy Christmas this year, drink lots of hot chocolate like I do to keep warm.
Sharon Dyball (Pincock)
Editor’s note: Ms. Dyball was granted her Christmas wish Nov. 29 with a ride with Santa on the sleigh that concludes the Starlight Parade in The Dalles.