Thursday, December 16, 2010
CLARK CLEMENT MOORE AND MAJOR HENRY LIVINGSTON JR.
There are cards that depict St. Nicholas, with his flowing beard, walking with a staff, with his pockets overflowing with presents. I couldn't find the one I had in mind. But with that poem we metamorphosed St. Nicholas into the jolly red suited fat man we know as Santa Claus. And, even he has changed over the years.
Wikipedia, by the way, is a free service. A very valuable one in my opinion. They are stressed for operating cash and are looking for donations. If you can send them a fiver once a year, we can hope they will always remain free. There isn't very much that is truly free these days.