I think Dad knew I had seen more than I was willing to admit to but he let things go. Uncle Charlie passed away that night so possibly it was a good thing I did get to see him one last time. Aunt Hattie and Grandma Abernathy the two sisters enjoyed the evening and in particular my enthused playing with the train and other toys left for me. All in all the evening was a success and one more myth of youth had unfortunately been dashed against the wall of reality. I played along with the Santa idea for a year or more but only with the idea it was to my advantage to do so, and it was.
So I would like to wish all of you out there a very Merry Christmas and prosperous and happy New Year. May you and your family have an enjoyable Christmas season and may Santa be generous to you and yours. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.