In the summer of 2006, some kids in the Queen Elizabeth Park once asked me if I was Santa Claus; they were sincere; they were also 14 – 15 years old.
“No,” I answered honestly and quickly, "are you?"
Do we, should we, believe and still wonder?Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus is simply one of the finest pieces of English prose there is.
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial.