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Letters: Much more than a jolly old elf

December 30, 2012

Re "Santa's last, best gift, Opinion, Dec. 25

I would suggest that the writer share with his daughters the answer my mother gave me.

She explained that Santa Claus definitely exists because Santa Claus is the spirit of Christmas.

So now, all these years later as a 55-year-old lawyer, I still believe.

Gerald R. Lampton
La Crescenta

Concerning the question of whether we should encourage our children to believe, let us also consider the idea expressed by William Shakespeare through his Hamlet: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Teaching our children this — through any number of myths, ideals and faiths — is not only good parenting; it is wisdom itself.

Deanna Davis
Valencia

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