Originally Published: December 7, 2008 10:04 p.m.
I want to thank those individuals who felt it necessary to visit my house over the Thanksgiving holiday and steal one of my family's Christmas decorations.
This decoration may not seem like much. It was a hand painted wood Santa Claus. The real value is irreplaceable. This Santa Claus had been in my family for 14 years. A 'CASA' Youth Shelter gave it to me by for the volunteer work we used to do.
It was there way of saying "Thank you." We have proudly displayed that Santa, thinking of those children, and what it meant to work with them.
It is a shame that people would have such disrespect for personal property as to steal a Santa Claus at Christmas time. It almost makes you not want to decorate your house and share the Christmas spirit.