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I love to read Virgina's letter to my children.I read it to them every Christmas. Thank You Virgina. Your letter will live on as will Santa Claus.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SITE. DUE TO ALL THE ADVERTISERS I HAVE HAD TO SHUT THIS GUESTBOOK DOWN.
Oklahoma, Ok USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 20:51:36 (EST)
This is a wonderful heartwarming story.
CleElum, WA USA - Monday, November 08, 2004 at 14:04:30 (EST)
This was a wonderful Christmas present to find in October! We need a little Christmas, right this very minute.
USA - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 19:30:12 (EDT)
Thanks for the Virginia O'Hanlon letter. You provided a lot of details that I never saw anywhere else.
OH USA - Monday, October 18, 2004 at 13:10:17 (EDT)
Love your site, but on the Halloween Graphics page--can't figure out how to download them.
USA - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 15:58:44 (EDT)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Answer: Hi Jeanie...just right click and save...works every time. :-) Regards, Jim
I really enjoyed your web site and I plan to send your link to all my friends. Cheers!!
Chattanooga, TN USA - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 22:18:37 (EDT)
Thanks for this great Christmas website!
Boulder, CO USA - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 07:00:25 (EDT)
Thank you such a lot for this wonderful site that really reaches the heart. Thanks for lots of work that must have been necessary to create this unique collection. And a special thanks from a child of 38 years for the answer to the question if there is a Santa! From the depth of my heart: Of course there is - and will be forever!
Dr. Klaus Rocholl
Bielefeld, Germany - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 20:17:47 (EDT)
This is one of the best sites I have found. I have been "Santa" for 14 yrs and am always looking for answers to childrens and sometimes adults questions. Thank you for your help....
smiths grove, ky USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 15:48:03 (EDT)
This is a beautiful site. I'll send the link to my friends. Your work will be appreciated. Best wishes, Caroline.
USA - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 08:42:52 (EDT)
I enjoyed looking around your webpage and added it to my bookmarks :)
USA - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 14:07:47 (EDT)
I will like to become a chef.
Ridgewood, NY USA - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 16:47:02 (EDT)
Thanks for the great site. I really enjoy it.
VA USA - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 21:42:42 (EDT)
Your web site is wonderful! Thank You!
London, ON Canada - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 16:50:01 (EDT)
I am amazed with your recipes Jim! Your site was remarkable too!
Des Moines, IA USA - Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 13:45:12 (EDT)
Chillicothe, Ohio USA - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:04:24 (EDT)
Just surfed in to see the alcohol free recipes. Mahalo, (thank you) for the wonderful site. Aloha,
Lawai, Hi USA - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 02:10:17 (EDT)
Touching explanation in answering Virgina's question...
Sacramento, CA USA - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 00:30:34 (EDT)
Thank you for your wonderful recipes. Was in need of help on a bean soup I was giving as gifts and now I can finish the gifts.
Vancouver, WA USA - Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 16:00:48 (EST)
I love your sponsor bear.. Who manufacturers him?
USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 18:43:09 (EST)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Answer: Sure thing Eric...try here for the Talking Sponsor Bear Regards, Jim
I'm a new vegetarian. How I enjoyed browsing through the recipes on your site. I hope to be able to use some of them in times to come. Thank you for being there for all of us.
Port Clements, BC Canada - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 22:46:44 (EST)
This is fantastic I love this page Guess I will be doing alot of cooking now :-)
MN USA - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 22:18:26 (EST)
I read that Christmas editorial as teenager and sneered. Now, after 40 years as a cynic, I am humbled.
Wellington, New Zealand - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 20:20:55 (EST)
Hello from south america Amerique Du Sud Latino Americano Saludo, Saluti, Bien le bonjour, Hello, Guten Tag, Good morning all good people. I just visited your Excelant your home page. Very good page.
Hohenau, Itapua, Paraguay - Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 12:39:12 (EST)
I love this page. Keep it up
Aba, Mgbidi Lagos - Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 11:57:58 (EST)
Your web site is a real "WOW!" Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it!
Bay Village, OH USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 19:53:56 (EST)
Thank you so much for sharing your alcohol free info. I am a recovering alcoholic who has recently gained an interest in cooking. In searching for healthy recipes, I have found that many of them call for alcohol and I was getting a bit discouraged. You are a blessing!
Little Rock, AR USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 12:06:58 (EST)
Hi Jim! Perhaps we are related? My maiden name was Barrick. I think we do have relatives in the Orland and Ontario regions. I just found your website today. i am anxious to try your recipes! Sincerely,
Mary Barrick Bone
Wilson, OK USA - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 14:57:41 (EST)
I think your jokes and games are really good the whole of my school liked them as well we thought it was cool
Blackpool, UK England - Monday, January 12, 2004 at 11:10:43 (EST)
What a great site-love the recipe section-plan to try the chicken burger tonight. Keep up the good work!
Luray, VA USA - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 13:14:20 (EST)
Thank you for presenting this editorial in such a beautiful way. Best of holiday wishes.
Imperial, CA USA - Sunday, December 28, 2003 at 02:06:01 (EST)
I came to read the message about Virginia's letter asking: "Is there a Santa Claus?
Dr. Moses Sturdivant
Arverne, NY USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 06:47:44 (EST)
I love your website
Sulpher, Louisiana USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at 13:14:38 (EST)
This site is such a memory and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story.
White River Jct, VT USA - Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 15:25:08 (EST)
'Yes Virginia' is still the best Christmas Story I've ever heard. Partly because it is true and partly because it reminds us all that we must take that leap of faith to believe in what we can't see. Thank you for printing it.
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 18:54:39 (EST)
Picked up your web site for the quote yes virginia there is a santa claus. I took the liberty of printing this out for my 2 children. You have a class act. Hope to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.
W. Michael Mack
Rochester, NY USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 16:59:20 (EST)
Thank you for having Virginia's question and letter on your site. I needed to send it to my daughter so she could answer her 5 year old daughter's questions about Santa.
Grafton, Wisconsin USA - Monday, December 22, 2003 at 15:27:05 (EST)
Thank you for sharing the Yes, Virginia there is a Santa we myself and everyone. Till today I thought it was something someone made up for the Movie "Miracle on 34th Street".
Homer Glen, IL USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 17:49:07 (EST)
What a nice and wonderful christmas site! Thanks and merry christmas!
Berlin, Germany - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 07:28:45 (EST)
Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus warms my heart every time I read it. I was able to share this with someone today that had NEVER heard of Virginia- what a shame. Thanks, Happy Holidays
Woodstock, GA USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 11:30:59 (EST)
Thanks, My students learned from your site!!
Tonawanda, NY USA - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 11:08:34 (EST)
I think this site is wounderful and very interesting.I have learnt a little from this site.
Trinidad, and Tobago - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 09:06:41 (EST)
Used Google to find the annual 'Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus' and stumbled upon your site. I love Christmas Time & your site is now on my favourites, not just for Christmas but for all through the year. Just loved the 'Australia.exe' game.
Mark Windridge ;
Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 16:22:10 (EST)
What a beautiful Christmas site. We loved all the special features on your page. Thanks for posting the story "Yes, Virginia" We always enjoy reading it. Thanks!
Brigham, Ut USA - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 01:20:09 (EST)
A very good site
Athens, Greece - Sunday, December 14, 2003 at 13:28:11 (EST)
Jim, I am an insurance professional also. I ran across your site and was blown away. You have so many cool links. The Christopher Cross song was beautiful on the spiritual sayings page. Your years of work here on this site shine through. You raise up our industry another notch. Thank you Jim.
Patrick McKenna ;
Poway, CA USA - Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 00:12:13 (EST)
I was doing a Santa Report and i used ur site for the Yes Virginia. Thanks!
USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 21:36:21 (EST)
Hey, I was doing a research paper on Santa Claus and I used your site for the, "Yes, Virginia..." story and I would like to thank you. I liked your recipes as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Gilmanton, WI USA - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 10:25:16 (EST)
I like your web site but is there a real santa if there is can you e-mail me back. your guest,
Glen Burine, MD. USA - Monday, December 08, 2003 at 19:32:54 (EST)
I love this site, I hope it will stay up, even after Christmas.
Clark Forte ;
new market, mn USA - Sunday, December 07, 2003 at 13:54:35 (EST)
Hi I really enjoy ya web, Please email me as fast as u can plz!!
Blackpool,Southshore, England - Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at 08:31:48 (EST)
I loved your site!! It is like you're a kid again. Thank you.
Klamath Falls, OR USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 21:02:49 (EST)
I sit here with my children, ages 11 and 9. They'd never heard "Virginia's letter." Mr. Church's reply was simply wonderful and we are so blessed to have been given the opportunity by you to have read it. Just because things cannot be seen, it does not mean they are not real. Thank you so very much for the beautiful site...I have truly enjoyed it as it's brought back many wonderful childhood memories, and is a stepping stone in the memories being made by my own children. Have a blessed Christmas, everyone!
Martiza McVicker t;
Sharpsburg , Ky USA - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 23:58:16 (EST)
In my whole life, I believe in Santa, but never got what I want. But than I still believe in it. This Web site has a lot is informative, relaxing, and calm. It is a VERY Nice Web Site. Hope all the best for you and God Bless!
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 17:40:41 (EST)
This site is very cool!
Sweden - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 07:25:28 (EST)
Just thank you.I always loved the story even the movie with Charles Bronsen,it leaves a warm glow.YES I belive in Santy
Eric Prendergast t;
London, UK - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 16:49:16 (EST)
I stumbled onto this site one day and want to tell you that I found it very informitive, relaxing, enjoyable, and just what I had needed that particular day. Thank you for good things on the web.
Roblin, MB Canada - Monday, November 17, 2003 at 14:41:44 (EST)
I think this site really explains to people that there really is a Santa:But you see I am only a 12 years old and I still belive in Santa. Love, Brent
Albemarle, NC USA - Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 19:56:56 (EST)
I would like to thank you for 'Virginia's letter We are refreshed by its simple but uplifting message, I have being working with Santa Claus in Lapland for a number of years and we are always happy to see the children of the world having a wonderful time. At this time we have to understand there are many children out there that do not get a chance to see the wonderful side of Christmas, and we hope and pray that like 'Virginia's letter people will belive and give hope where there is none and to give peace and good will for everyone Thank you
Dublin, Ireland - Sunday, November 16, 2003 at 09:58:52 (EST)
We were looking for 'Virginia's letter and found it on your woderful site. We are refreshed by its simple but uplifting message conveyed by the 'Sun' editorial which is uplifting in these troubled times.Thank you
Joyce & Cyril Green
Port Vincent, South Australia - Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 22:40:24 (EST)
I was glad to find your site. I have an 8 yr old "Virginia". This is a good place to find her answer.
Knox, TN 37912 - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 12:27:52 (EST)
Thank you for putting, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" on your website. My name is Virginia. All my life, every Christmas I get that phrase told to me. So now I can read about the source of the phrase. I have always believed in God and Santa Claus.
Blanket, TX USA - Friday, November 07, 2003 at 11:08:31 (EST)
Your site looks good, I might try some of your recipies,I would also like to be added as link on your site, thanks,Aloha from Hawaii
Mililani, HI USA - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 02:03:15 (EDT)
Dear santa,, you website is fun. Merry Christmas. Thanks for letting me look around...
Wheelersburg, OH USA - Wednesday, October 01, 2003 at 22:59:05 (EDT)
Due to recent changes in my diet, I'm looking for a variety of fish and chicken recipes.
Bonham, TX USA - Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 14:46:10 (EDT)
Wow, what a great site. How can a man who is obviously so young, and handsome, (I see your photo attached) be so worldly informed and so incredibly knowledgeable. You must have had a one sensational sponser when beginning your 12 step spiritual journey...I am deeply impressed...keep up the wonderful work. GOD BLESS R.A in L.A, CA. :-)
Los Angeles, CA. USA - Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 01:53:18 (EDT)
I was looking for sweet potatoe recipes and that is how I found your wonderful site and I even found more that sounds very tempting so you know I'm going to have to try them. I love to try new recipes. My family thinks they are my lab animals. Just an ongoing joke in the family. Thanks so much for this site.
Goddard, KS USA - Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 21:26:43 (EDT)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Answer: You might like to check my friends site The Sweet Potato Cafe. Regards, Jim
I was looking up a new squash recipe and stumbled across your website. I just printed quite a few recipes to try. I sure love the cute little pictures. Looking forward to trying them, Good luck!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stanwood, Wa USA - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 23:11:44 (EDT)
I really enjoy your website. You cover so many different topics. I love to play the games, and so many of your recipes are great. I find things on you recipe link that I haven't found anywhere else. Keep up the good work.
Oreland, PA USA - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 23:16:40 (EDT)
Hi and thanks, I was looking for a Harvard Beet receipe and found yours. It is Wonderful. I have bookmarked your site as I know I will be returning. How is California I miss it. I now reside in Chicago.
Bonnie A. Nease
West Chicago, IL United States - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 14:17:04 (EDT)
Looking foward in trying new recipes.
Stone Mountain, GA USA - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 19:30:18 (EDT)
I have been looking fo a recipe for fresh strawberry muffins and I think I just found it. I grow strawberries in my little backyard. Thank-you
Courtice,Ontario, Canada USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 22:49:48 (EDT)
I am always on the search for new good recipes..... found several here....cute downloads too....
Ia USA - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 16:01:16 (EDT)
Hi, I just happened to be looking for some .exe files and your site had what I needed. Thankyou, I had a good look around the rest of it too...Thanx allot and good luck with all you do. Love and Light,
Ash Fowke t;
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 01:43:52 (EDT)
Thank you, for having the 'recipe' for Potlatch! I can now make it myself vs buying a hig priced jar. I can't wait to try the Potlatch Salmon and Wild-Rice Griddle Cakes!
Norcross, GA USA - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 11:20:25 (EDT)
I discovered your site while looking for muffin recipes. I found and used your's for Strawberry muffins. Excellent ! Have already shared with friends and relatives. Keep up the great work.
Timberlea, Nova Scotia Canada - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 07:45:07 (EDT)
The greatest site yet, wife loves the recipes, thanks for putting it together will definitely hit on you again.
Melbourne, Fl USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 13:44:23 (EDT)
I found one item that I was looking for, I also need a recipe for chicken eggrolls. Could you help me out?
USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 00:23:21 (EDT)
Hello, I am so glad that I found your site. I do a lot of things with kids,as in crafts and the nuts os just one of them. Hope I can fine other things that the kids can do from your site. Thank You Pat
Kansas City, Mo. USA - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 16:18:47 (EDT)
I loved the story about Virginia. I think that Mr. Church was a really good writer. I plan to be a writer one day, and Mr. Church could be a good idol. Altogether, this site is excellent and I'll be sure to tell all my friends in school! Great job!
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 17:59:00 (EDT)
Thank you sooooo much for recipes without alcohol and for giving me options for substitutions for alcohol in recipes. I have been extremely frustrated by all the recipes that have alcohol in them and will happily go back and try them with the substitutes. Thank you again.
Boston, MA USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 10:22:59 (EDT)
Hey babe, I figured I use this site enough, so I'm signing your guest book. Love,
Bellingham, WA USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 21:48:06 (EDT)
What ever happened to Virginia's original letter ? I thought I saw an episode of "Antiques Roadshow" where the letter was shown by her descendants and it was appraised at a HIGH $$$$ figure. With so many hoaxes out there, I'm wondering why the original letter isn't in the Smithsonian. Any clues ???
USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 15:37:46 (EST)
I really enjoyed this site and the scripture verses on it. Thanx.
Sarnia, ONT Canada - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 14:40:39 (EST)
Thank you for the Singapore Chicken Satay recipe. My family loves it. My daughter and I will be making it for her school's Jr.Sr. banquet at The Cambridge School of Dallas. We'll be feeding 75! I know it will be a hit!
Dallas, TX USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 13:05:04 (EST)
I think this website is tons of fun!!
GA, USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 14:36:36 (EST)
Thank you so much for the home page! It's so lovely!! Now, it's one of my favorite site! Best wishes..!
Tokyo, Japan - Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 22:56:12 (EST)
I find you just looking around, great site. I'll visit you often and will tell my friends!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
Guanajuato, Gto México - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 22:00:43 (EST)
The site is very good. How do you make vegetable broth
Cincinnati, OH USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 15:24:30 (EST)
Thank you very much for the recipes. Your site is one of the best I have seen for a long time. I really loved the work that you have put into it, it made recipe gathering an enjoyable adventure. Thanks,
Surrey, B.C. Canada - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 20:56:14 (EST)
Really a great place! Congratulations and thank you very much. It's "super useful". Best regards
Luis Antonio Guerrero Enciso
México, DF México - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 09:12:31 (EST)
Francis E Dunton Sr. ;
AP, NC USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 09:53:14 (EST)
Visiting your site is a wonderful experience. Thank you!
USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 19:05:42 (EST)
Hi Jim, Love the site! I'm also in the fellowship and really appreciate all these delicious, healthy alcohol-free recipes. Cheers!
Sophie Roberts ;
Bristol, UK - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 19:39:41 (EST)
Your website is fun. As a former resident of a neighboring community, it is like a piece of home.
Glendale, AZ USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 13:26:25 (EST)
Your recipes and games are really good!
Diane M. Swiderski ;
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 10:59:57 (EST)
What a great site! You have given me hours of interesting information. Thank you.
Adamstown, PA USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 05:30:49 (EST)
Thank you for believing in santa
Australia - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 04:27:29 (EST)
When I was about 10 or so, I had my doubts about Santa. Mom read me the yes Virginia story. I always kept this in my mind. I am now 52. I really think there is a Santa if you have a belief . The funny thing is I shouldn't believe in him, as I am Jewish. Mom always wanted us to fit in . What the heck there is Hanuka Harry too.
Woodmere, NY USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 10:48:07 (EST)
Springdale, Ark USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 21:27:09 (EST)
You did it again......how do I wash teardrops from my keyboard?
Chicago, Il USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 14:30:17 (EST)
What a cool site. It was so easy navigating through all the worthwhile Christmas Sites. Thanks Dude
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 00:06:48 (EST)
My grand-daughter (and she is!) was beginning to wonder whether santa was real and Yes, Virginia was a great answer for her father when he was young. Thank you for posting it. A lovely way to discover a great site.
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 00:42:59 (EST)
Thank you very much - today i was reading virginias letter and the answer in the sun - in 1897 great .... thank you very much for searching and looking for such a nice story. I like stories about "Santa Claus" - and i like America. At Dezember the 8 - i stoud in New York for the first time. Next year I'll be back.....I wish you merry christmas and a happy new year from austria .... Christa
Dornbirn, A Austria - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 16:09:36 (EST)
Thanks, I was trying to find out whether really Santa exists?? I am from India and not so familiar with christian traditions. So today i decided to find an answer for the question that was haunting me for long time. I found my answer and before ending i want to say to all childrens of world: "Yes, there is Santa. And every year he will keep bringing toys, peace, happiness and fortune for all of us."
USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 18:34:35 (EST)
Thank you. I wanted to read "Yes, Virginia" to my son who needed to hear about the love, caring, sharing and Jesus' birth in relation to Christmas. "Yes, Virginia" says it all, doesn't it?? God's love and Blessings to you and to all who read it.
Southwest Harbor, Maine USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11:20:16 (EST)
Great site. Keeping the office amused leading up to x-mas
Glasgow, Scotland - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 09:56:13 (EST)
One of the best web sites I have seen. I was directed by google to it by trying to get elf bowl. Thanks.
Shasta Lake, Ca USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 01:21:17 (EST)
VERY NICE!!! Thank you! I was looking for a copy of this letter to show my 11 year old son, and I found your excellent site!!!! I have it bookmarked.
NY USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 10:39:36 (EST)
We love your site and have it bookmarked for the next year. It wouldnt be Christmas without it. From 'Yes Virginia' to the 'Cats Christmas' it is very well produced, and much appreciated. Keep up the good work, and we wish all of you and your staff - The Merriest Christmas ever, and Happy New Year too -- see you again throughout the year.
Windsor, Ont Canada - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 23:19:59 (EST)
I think this website is great and I'm gonna tell all my friends about it. This website really will bring the Christmas spirit in to u!!!
Hamiltion, OH USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 21:09:14 (EST)
I just got a look at your wonderful 'Links' page. I wanted to thank and congratulate you again, for a wonderful, intelligent, informative resource. This 'Links' page ----- like The Sun editorial page ---- shows a great love for humanity, truth, the English language, the printed word and great writing. It's rare to find such a page on the 'Net-----and, believe me, I've tried. God bless you again, and thanks for this treasure. Merry Christmas!!
Madison, WI USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 06:11:51 (EST)
This Website is quite a blessing! Like a few others, I found this site while searching on Google for Frank Church's editorial answer to Virginia O'Hanlon's inquiry. If I hadn't already known there was a Santa, I would now, because Santa brought me the gift of this wonderful Website!! I hope you don't mind if I link to your Website from mine. God bless you.
Madison, WI USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 05:57:10 (EST)
Greetings from Bavaria - Germany. I wish you merry Christmas and a happy new year
Bad Birnbach, Bavaria Germany - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 02:35:51 (EST)
Thank you for keeping this safe...it is an important message to pass along to others. I am an "older" American now and at lunch today with a group of very young colleagues (most under 35), one of the mothers told of her distress last evening when her twin boys went snooping into the parent's closet while they were out on an errand and indeed, found the gifts, but were very confused as they still believed, (or desparately wanted to beleive)that Santa brought the gifts, not Mom and Dad! However, how could they confront and ask...since the house rule was stay out of parents bedroom!! However, being a perceptive Mom, my colleague and friend knew right away that something was amiss as she looked upon the twins dutifully doing homework at the kitchen table! So she checked on her closet, and all was in place as she had left it, BUT the sliding doors were reversed and a belt had fallen off a hook and not been noticed! So, back to the kitchen where she found two very upset boys, who were as distressed to have been "found out" as they were to have finally learned that what the other kids had said was true in their family as well. Gifts came from Mom and Dad, not Santa. I then said that clearly the twins were grown up enough now for the "Dear Virginia" letter and no one at the table had the faintest idea what I was talking about. So I promsied to try to find it and here you are! Thank you. I have forwarded it to all the folks at the table and asked them in turn to send it along. Thank you again and have a happy holiday and a healthy new year.
USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 22:09:27 (EST)
I was looking for an on line copy of YES VIRGINIA,...to send to a Kenyan friend! How did you happen to include it?
Brockton , MA 02301 USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 09:25:30 (EST)
I stumbled upon your web site while looking for something to use at our church Christmas fellowship. Ever since I was a little girl (amd I am soon to turn 60), every Christmas someone is always asking me "Virginia, is there really a Santa Claus"? My answer is always the same, if you believe --- there will always be a Santa. We always told our two children the same thing and that's what we will tell our grandchildren. I really enjoyed reading the editorial again and I plan to use it for part of my program to remind everyone that there really is a Santa Claus. Thank you for such a nice web site!!
South Carolina, USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 01:23:47 (EST)
I really like your website
Toronto, Canada - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 11:21:07 (EST)
Thank you for having the news article, Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. I have been looking for this article for a long time. I love reading the reply of the New York Sun. It is a very heart warming answer to give a child. Thank you.
Terri J. Chafin
Switzer, WV USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 19:58:45 (EST)
I was looking for "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus", and I came across your site. I am grateful to you for sharing this editorial and background. I pray that alot more people visit. God bless you and yours. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Voluntown, CT USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 18:11:45 (EST)
Hello, I found you at Altavista. You have wealth of information on your site and a nice design. Greetings from Germany - Paul
Germany - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 15:29:45 (EST)
I am 34 and going back to college to pursue a degree. I was asked to read and submit an "editorial" along with comments from the story. I read this one first and thought...No not this one. It stuck in my mind for quite some time and I decided to go ahead with it anyway. Thanks for the background information you have with the story. I don't know my grade yet but who could put a bad mark on something like this.....
Bennie D Trent
Evansville, IN USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 08:54:56 (EST)
Thanks for this wonderful page, if the Lic. Margarita Martinez of the Orientacion Social Femenina see this message, i hope like it. and they girls too.
Monterrey, Mexico - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 00:13:25 (EST)
I get chills every time i read this letter. It's a great site. Merry Christmas!
Pa USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 22:18:59 (EST)
I'm a 38 year old mother of 3 children. Santa always lived in my heart. After reading the editorial that Virginia wrote it brought back so many memeories. I want to keep Santa alive in the hearts of my children for as long as I can. Merry Christmas!!
El Paso , TX USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 17:18:19 (EST)
A young man, age 30, told me this holiday season, that he stopped believing in Santa Claus when he was a young boy. His parents told him there is no Santa. We took him to the Nutcracker Ballet, his first experience with that beloved story. Now, thanks to your website, a copy of "Yes, Virginia...." will be lovingly tucked into his Christmas stocking, by Santa, of course. It's wonderful to see the young man-boy get back the magic of Christmas. Thank you.
Piedmont, SD USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 11:31:15 (EST)
Hi Santa & Mrs. Claus, I want church clothes for Christmas. And I want some Atlanta Braves stuff for Christmas. And I've have been good girl this year.
Cartersville , GA USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 21:29:50 (EST)
My name is "Virginia" and each year I receive one card about this story! ---I feel that I have kind of grown up with Virginia O'Hanl0n! I have searched for a copy and stumbled upon this site when looking for some Christmas poetry for school! Thanks so much,
Sister Virginia Paschall
E.Lansdowne, PA USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 08:59:35 (EST)
Thanks for the good information. Keep up this great resource. Best greetings, Lars
Germany - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 15:01:45 (EST)
Dear Jim, I stumbled upon your wonderful testimony to Francis P. Church's timeless editorial, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." I was quoting the editorial in a letter to a friend and decided to look the story up on the Internet. Google.com took me right to your site! For a few brief minutes I was able to escape to another time, another place. Far back to the late 40s, early 50s, when--like little Virginia O'Hanlon 105 years ago--I, too, had the same question. Mr. Church's piece is as good a testiment now, as it was when it was first printed in The New York Sun in 1897. What a wonderful story about faith, optimism, and youthful innocence. I remember the editorial every Christmas, and now, particularly, I am reminded of it again. You see, at the ripe 'young' age of 58, I now have a three and a half year old 'Virginia,' even though her real name is Taylor. Taylor is at the age when Santa is still an question mark. A chubby little old man that sometimes delights her and at other times, frightens her. This year will be another 'test' of how she reacts to 'Santa.' But, regardless, just seeing her joy on Christmas morning is a delight to behold. Worth ALL my 58 years! While Francis Church has been gone for nearly a hundred years, and the 'original' Virginia for nearly thirty-two years, their message will live on--as Mr. Church so aptly said--for ten times 10,000 years. While the birth of Christ is the real celebration of Christmas, for children the world over, Virginia's question, and Mr. Church's reply, is what the Holiday Season is all about. May we never forget the wonderful story that both of them shared so unselfishly with the world. May this year's Christmas be especially 'merry and bright' to you and yours.
Fred, (Debbie and Taylor) Vail
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 18:16:50 (EST)
Your website is cool, I like the park of the water....:)
San Jose, CA USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 06:54:44 (EST)
Enjoyed Your site, Found it on Google. Take care.
Janesville, WI United States - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 10:34:43 (EST)
60 years old, still believe in Santa and anything else that makes a childs world a happier place. I know I have fairies in my garden and I havent seen them either.
Geelong, Vic Australia - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 06:40:09 (EST)
What a sad world for our children without Santa Claus. The bright faces of our kids on christmas morning gives us all a break from reality for a while - Santa will live on in our household forever
Batlow, NSW Australia - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 04:20:52 (EST)
I do believe in Santa claus and all the traditition that goes with it?? Currently at the moment santa is being banned from schools because a man has taken the rights away from children who do beleive. I do believe in him even he will be around for a thousand years to come. If not in spirt but our hearts and minds
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 22:39:22 (EST)
I love your site!!! At 45 years of age, I am still a fervent believer in Santa. What a dull world this would be without the laughter of little "believers" on Christmas morning.
Raleigh, NC USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 22:01:14 (EST)
Thank you SO much. I am Teacher/Librarian of a small school and LOVE my job. Fairies and Santa Claus live in our hearts and on the shelves. The world is sad enough without taking away the magic. Long live fantasy and imagination - Einstein got it so right when he said"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Glenbrook, NSW Australia - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 21:09:18 (EST)
Thank you. In this dangerous world it was lovely to read Yes Virginia.
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 19:17:34 (EST)
The website was great I'm at the sceptical age of 23 and I still believe in santa
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 17:17:25 (EST)
I first read 'Yes Virginia' when my daughter started school and her Grand Mother, my Mother, did not want her to hear from other children that Santa was not real. Yes, that was 32 years ago when we first read 'Yes Virginia' together. Santa brings joy to so many. Let children be children and do not make them grow up too soon. Happy Holidays
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 16:12:58 (EST)
I KNOW there is a Santa Claus. Maybe if more people believed, the world would be different.
Wodonga, VIC Australia - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 15:58:28 (EST)
It is so very refreshing and inspiring to find a site where "Jesus" is still the reason for the season. Such a Nice site... I will certainly visit again. God be with you. Blessings.
Albion, MI USA - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 23:12:54 (EST)
Nice website, I will be sure to use it again
Virginia Beach, Va. USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 11:39:20 (EST)
WE love your Christmas website! Keep up the good work!
OSLO, NO Norway - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 21:39:27 (EST)
I love this website
Melissa Bechtel ;
Joplin, MO USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 19:54:03 (EST)
Wonderful recipies...cute graphics!!!
Warren, MI USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 00:30:45 (EST)
I am a secretary at a high school and am amazed at how few high school students have ever heard the story about "Yes, Virginia...." Not only did I enjoy re-reading it myself, but I also enjoyed your presentation. Thanks for the memories!!
ATMORE, AL USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 15:36:22 (EST)
I really enjoyed ur santa clause story about Virginia!! it helped me out alot but am not sure if i still belive or not i just want to see the BIG GUY to have proof!!:)
Middle Island, NY USA - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 14:56:15 (EST)
I think this is a very enjoyable site. I love poems and there are lots of lovely poems on this site. It gets me excited about christmas. Thank you for this site.
Winchester, UK England - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 04:00:50 (EST)
Wonderful Family site.
Cantonment, Fl USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 14:53:08 (EST)
Thanks so much for your web site. I couldn't find an old vegetarian magazine with the Black-Eyed Pea & Sweet Potato Salad with Chutney recipe. You've saved my thanksgiving dinner this year.
Broomall, PA USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 11:36:50 (EST)
I like the site!!! I like the stars, well I liked mostly everything.
Fort Knox, Ky USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 23:02:44 (EST)
You site was very nice to visit. I love the "Virginia" story and the page set up was very attractive. I love the stars. Happy Holidays!
USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 10:59:11 (EST)
What an excellent website. I was searching for Christmas site and yours was one of the first that I came too. Keep up the good work. Visit my website for some interesting information.
West Chicago, Il USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 23:45:18 (EST)
Great recipes! I'm still using some I printed out over four years ago! I keep them in a ring binder with sheet protectors. Thank you very much for your generosity in offering them to everyone!
Lodi, CA USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 22:05:45 (EST)
Chicago, Il USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 11:10:45 (EST)
Thank you so much for posting this letter to Virginia. My father, who died when I was 16, told me about this letter when I was a little girl enquiring about the existence of Santa. I'm 29 now and still believe in Santa and everything he represents. I'm so grateful to have had Pagan parents who never told me that unseen forces in our vast and infinite universe don't exist. I was always allowed to believe. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to read a piece of classic American literature that my father so loved and cherished. I wish he was still alive so he could see your site. It's a beautiful tribute to my favorite time of year.
Bradley, OK USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 23:08:12 (EST)
I spent more time here than I planned to, but I will be back, and I plan to tell everyone I know about it!
Waycross, Georgia USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 19:25:05 (EST)
I am 53 years old and still believe that the Santa Clause philosophy is one that all of us should aspire to. It can be related to the realization of Scrouge. My life has revolved around my belief in the benefit of the Santa Claus philosophy. Santa Claus is a modern day pretend Christ (or other religious symbol.) I have always told my children (& I will tell my grandson) that when one professes not to believe in Santa then Santa can no longer bring them presents. You don't have to tell anyone of your secret beliefs. If your friends say there is no Santa then it's too bad for them. Secret dreams make us ourselves and being true to yourself is most iomportant.
Emily Alice De Giovanni
Sparks, Nevada USA - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 02:55:17 (EST)
I think your site is awesome and I'm glad I found it.
Angela M. Barker
Highland, IL USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 21:54:26 (EST)
Hi, I am 7 years old and on Monday 4 November it my birthday! I have read a book about you and it is called: Santa Has a Busy Night. Bye!
Pamela Ann Howard
Wellington, New Zealand - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 20:25:42 (EST)
Hope you are doing well. Your website looks great as usually and so much more great info. I still can't figure out how to find out how many days I've been sober. Don't you have something that you enter the date and it gives the info. Hope all is well. Mine has been really great. Hope to hear from you soon. Take care!
Torrance, CA USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 10:19:15 (EST)
Very good recipes..
IKLIN, MALTA - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 07:06:00 (EST)
Not your typical boring insurance site -- Good Job! By the way, nice Halloween decorations on your site.
USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 23:00:26 (EST)
I just saw your link a few minutes ago. I was doing a search engine. Looks interesting to me since I love to cook.
Jacqueline M.W. Hampton
Charlotte, N.C. USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 15:04:43 (EST)
Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. Especially the vegetarian ones. We are having Cauliflower & Potato Curry for Dinner. Thank you again.Sincerely,
USA - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 14:32:34 (EST)
My best friend said I had to visit your site. She was right, Thanks!
USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 19:15:12 (EDT)
Been searching everywhere for a recipe for banana chutney. Hope its as good as it looks!
High Wycombe, UK - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 17:46:27 (EDT)
Just surfing. A wise man will always change his mind . . a fool never will.
Peter from FC Kaisersaal, Hobbyfussball Verein
Germany - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 11:22:48 (EDT)
Decent vegetarien recipes thanks
Wycombe, England - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 10:55:31 (EDT)
Loved this poem....love the website!!
Taber, AB Canada - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 13:50:20 (EDT)
I got your site up, trying to show my 10 year old daughter that there is a Santa Claus, and we just loved it. Especially the story, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. My daughters name is Virginia. Thank you,
Gainesville, Fl USA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 13:00:44 (EDT)
You posted your url in the Paltalk recovery chatroom last night...thanks for all this inspiration!
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 03:30:04 (EDT)
This is the best web site I've been to for a long time.P.S. Merry Christmas
Alan B. Austin
Berkshire, United Kingdom - Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 14:02:37 (EDT)
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 13:20:28 (EDT)
I just want to say I beleive in Santa. It drives my family and friends nuts cause they say I am too old to believe in such things [I am 37 years old ] but I have to with this world being so uncertain. It is nice to know there is some one who means love and peace for all [Santa] so yes I beleive in Santa Claus now and forever. I will surely come back alot...thank you again.
Holladay, TN. USA - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 23:43:03 (EDT)
Hi Jim, thanks for your mushrooms in parmesan sauce recipe - we're having it for dinner tonight:-) I'm also bookmarking your site so I can check out all your links (reference, etc). May things be going well with you and yours...and say hi to our friend Bill W...warm regards,
Tonsberg, usa, but now in norway - Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 14:10:00 (EDT)
IT'S A NICE WEBSITE THANKS
Tupelo, MS USA - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 23:11:28 (EDT)
Thanks for the yummy recipes.
Phoenix, Az USA - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 23:03:36 (EDT)
Great site, it kicks ass. Love the 'Californian Shakes' and the 'Carny Ride'. Thanks for making the internet fun.
Bristol, England - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 14:30:57 (EDT)
Hello, it's a great experience to visit your site, Congratulations and thank you!
Europe - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 18:10:06 (EDT)
This is an excellent recipe site and it is a pleasure to sign your guestbook.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 07:50:05 (EDT)
This is cool! Beautiful art and great work, 5 stars from me!
Arborg, ICELAND - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 18:32:00 (EDT)
Trinidad - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 14:42:12 (EDT)
Thanks for an amusing time on the internet. I went looking for seafood recipes and ended up checking out you games etc.,instead. Great fun.
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 01:45:25 (EDT)
Thanks for the great tips, very much appreciated.
North Royalton, OH USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 18:45:00 (EDT)
Great site. Really love the recipe page.
Vancouver, BC Canada - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 03:56:29 (EDT)
Hi Jim, Have a couple of good SOS recipes for you, one is my own and the other is the Marine Corp "History of SOS." Send me your e-mail address, and I'll send you the recipes,
Guy Lawyer GySgt USMC Retired
Santa Ana, CA USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 13:34:58 (EDT)
I was feeling a bit blue when I found your site, but that state did not last long and now I feel great again. A GREAT site please keep it going. Will try some of the recipes soon.
Christchurch, New Zealand - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 20:22:11 (EDT)
Hi, great site and recipes, congratulations and keep on the good work.
Luxembourg - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 11:05:56 (EDT)
I realy enjoyed your page. I am a Santa From Dallas.
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 00:44:12 (EDT)
I LOVE THIS SITE. I totally agree with you. We really like your site.
Sarah and Lindsey Irbgrave
Chesterfield, VA USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 19:16:28 (EDT)
Just had to tell you that you have just one terrific web site! Found you while searching for future calendars...dates, etc. Really something special!
La Grande, Or USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 15:13:52 (EDT)
Jim, just tried your turkey burger plus recipe. Dang, that was good! My son said it was the best burger he'd ever had in his life (he's 10!) Thanks. I was so scared it would be bland and tasteless.
Herndon, VA USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 14:26:20 (EDT)
Nice links page, lots of good ones to look at! thx
Toronto, ON canada - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 17:27:27 (EDT)
Our church is publishing a fundraising cookbook to raise money for a handicapped man. May we include one or more of your recipes in the cookbook. We will print your name by any of your recipes we use. Thanks.
Valdosta, Ga USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 15:20:31 (EDT)
Haven't talked to you in a while. I hope you are doing well. I thought you had a program on your website that allowed me to look up how many days I have been sober. Any way take care and hope to see you someday soon. :)
Torrance, CA USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 13:05:46 (EDT)
This is the most colorful and interesting web site I have seen yet. I work for the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner. We are currently in the process of redesigning our web site. It would be great if we could come up with something as creative as your site.
Olympia, WA USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 18:47:44 (EDT)
I'm greatly inspired by "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". I may not be a kid anymore but it gave me the hope and yearning for Christmas once again, and to live like everyday is Christmas Day. I've accidentally found this page, all I wanted was to search for the state of Virginia. It's a blessing! I'll share this with my friends.
Ma. Mylene Montes
Bacolod City, Philippines - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 00:30:03 (EDT)
Just recently discovered your site and find it to be very interesting. I would like to thank you for the SOS recipe, but one question about it. I thought it was made with ground beef also. I know I've been out of the army for quite some time now, but I thought they used ground beef there. Can you offer any comments on this?
Warwick, RI USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 11:08:30 (EDT)
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. What a lovely homepage. Hope this site stays around for all the non-believers!
Beresfield, NSW Australia - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 06:22:09 (EDT)
Dear Jim, thanks for a wonderful site! My son and I love your site, we were looking for some links about Santa and we've read the editorial about the generous man in red suit, we simply love it. Keep up the good work and God speed. Joy Albester, NEWS EDITOR, MANILA TIMES NEWSPAPER, PHILIPPINES
Caloocan, Philippines - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 09:08:45 (EDT)
What an awesome site you have created. Thank you -- I had a great visit.
Chicago, IL USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 12:13:48 (EDT)
Thanks for salmon recipes, Please send me any salmon rub recipes.
Tampa, FL USA - Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 17:01:15 (EDT)
You have some great recipes. I enjoyed them and will certainly pass your site on to my friends and clients.
Wilmington , DE USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 18:29:11 (EDT)
Hey, just thought I would check out some of your recipes for fruit salad and they were excellent! I enjoyed it very much!!
Anadarko, OK USA - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 14:05:02 (EDT)
Just got on to see what you have. Have a nice day.
N.Edwards, CA USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 15:10:30 (EDT)
What a wonderfully designed site. Looks like lots of love went in with an incredible amount of work. It is well worth bookmarking.
Prince George, Canada - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 15:25:24 (EDT)
Very good webpage you have here, and best greetings to all your visitors.You Are also --> WELCOME <-- To Visit My Webpage as well Have BIG fun...
Akranes, ICELAND - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 21:48:40 (EDT)
Needed a quick answer as to how to toast sesame seeds properly and found it at your site. I will be bookmarking this for the future.
St Catharines, On Canada - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 13:49:01 (EDT)
Loved your site!!! Can I have permission to use your games on my website??? Keep up the brill work....Bandit.
Greenock, Scotland - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 08:03:29 (EDT)
Was looking for recipe for barbeque sauce from Omaha Steaks,Hello from Bessemer,Alabama
Bessemer, Al USA - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 11:21:01 (EDT)
Hello There! What a wonderful site you have here! Excellant format to follow. Your dishes sound sooo...DELICIOUS! Can't wait to try them out on my family. I've very much enjoyed browsing your website and i thank you for sharing with us all. Please feel free to visit my website and sign my guestbook. Great job with your site. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!
Niagara Falls, Ont. Canada - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 09:29:42 (EDT)
This is a great site. I was looking for links about Buddhist rituals and holidays and this site helped me greatly!
Cleveland, OH USA - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 09:17:26 (EDT)
Friend of Bill's - coming up on 22 years 6/24 ("class of 80") This is THE MOST AMAZING thing i've ever seen... God love ya!
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 18:50:19 (EDT)
I am a tour guide on a Gray Line double decker bus in Manhattan. On the downtown tour, we pass the former New York Sun newspaper building. I was taught by Lee Gelber, tour director for Gray Line, that the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter was printed in the Sun. I just had to see it! Your website is beautiful. I love the bios on Virginia and Mr. Church. Also love the sparkling stars that travel when the mouse moves. Will share with my fellow tour guides and friends. Thank you!
NY, NY USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 17:52:08 (EDT)
Gracias, I very much appreciate the inclusion of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" on your web site. For too many years, "believing" has been extremely difficult due to to many family tragedies. But one year, long ago, I saw the movie for the first time on television. Since then, it has become my favorite must see at holiday time. It has uplifted and sustained me during the Christmas holiday even with more tragedy these recent years. I continue to search for a source so that I can buy the movie, sometimes it becomes very difficult to find the movie on TV. I have always wanted to have the write-up of the letter, and now I do. Again, Gracias (thank you)
Grace Carter ;
San Luis Obispo, CA USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 01:58:39 (EDT)
Congratulations!! Your site is great! Espero que todos os brasileiros tenham acesso a toda esta linda magia que é o Natal! Que todos nós possamos dizer juntos : SIM, EU ACREDITO! (yes, I believe!)
Guarulhos, SP Brazil - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 19:13:55 (EDT)
I love your Christmas website, thank you for all of your hard work.God bless you
Indianapolis, In USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 19:12:05 (EST)
I need a good recipe for tuna cassarole HHHHEEEEEELLLLPPPPP Please
Cassatt, SC USA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 08:32:14 (EST)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Answer: You might like to check our Chinese Tuna Casserole Regards, Jim
Found your site while looking for the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial. Thank you for posting that and for the background portion of the story with which I was totally unfamiliar.
Arlington, TX USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 15:13:59 (EST)
I made a copy of your Sweet Potatoes & Apples. I just finished a sweet potato-apple supper without the raisins and chopped walnuts. I'm going to use your version next time. Thank you very much.
Charlotte van Gumster
Columbus, Oh USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 22:59:54 (EST)
I found your site looking for a different potato recipe for Easter dinner! I love your site and the recipes look wonderful. I was attracted to the site because it said "alcohol-free recipes". That's what I like! I look forward to checking out the rest of the site and enjoying more of your recipes. Thanks for the help with Easter Dinner. It's my first to host the event!
Lenexa, KS USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 16:45:55 (EST)
First, I would like to comment on your site. It is very well developed and informative. I, too, enjoy cooking, and I am also a vegetarian and prefer to eat healthy. Your site had many recipes that I look forward to testing in my own kitchen. Thank you for the information! And keep up the good work.
MA USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 19:52:17 (EST)
I was surfing for recipes and came across your website. I printed several recipes to try out. I enjoy cooking and love to impress my family. I'm sure my family will enjoy your recipes as it all sound delicious. Thank you.
Coral Springs, FL USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 11:04:19 (EST)
Like you Jim, I have gone around with my diet. I have tried the Atkins diet, Vegetarian, High Carb, etc. Now I try to eat meat 1 or 2 times a week. Lately, I have been getting into grains (oats, millet, barley, etc.) and try to eat them at least once a day. I also make all of the bread eaten in my house, using organic flour. And, of course, vegetables, vegetables and more vegetables.
Durham, NC USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 20:33:17 (EST)
I love to cook and read cookbooks. When I get bored I read recipes on the interent. I love your site. So much information available in one place. Thank you!
Midway, GA USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 17:03:29 (EST)
Mt.Vision, NY USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 09:51:17 (EST)
Dear Jim your site is excellent. 'm a bus driver from Sydney, Australia,(remember the Olympics) and we have a non profit, caffeteria for 450 staff. I have recently taken over with other drivers the catering needs for the caffeteria, cause previous cooks @@##??? couldn't even put 2 slices of bread together, so trying to change variety of recepies I was running low!!!! Thanks to your site 'll alternate some parts of our menu, so I can do some driving also. Thank you very much..!!!
Sydney, NSW Australia - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 10:36:11 (EST)
Dear Jim; I found your website while searching Yahoo for a recipe for Lemon Sponge Pudding. I love your recipes and will add yours to my Favorites. Thanks for being there!
Dolores I. Graham
Antioch, CA United States - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 22:22:20 (EST)
Hi Jim, I accidentally ran across your site while searching the nutrients in sweet potatoes.The name Barrick is very unusual around this part of the country and I just wanted to say "Hi" Is your name Barrick or Barricks? My Dad's family were from central W.Va. He is still going strong at 82. I hope my genes are as good. So far I'm not sure. From perhaps a distant cousin.
Linda Barrick Lehman
Syracuse, NY USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 10:22:26 (EST)
Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I am throughly enjoying trying them out. Keep up the good work, best wishes.
Sydney, N S W AUSTRALIA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 04:02:19 (EST)
I really love your site and all those good recipies.Thank You so much.
Victoria, BC Canada - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 01:29:06 (EST)
I love your website.
Otterville, Ontario Canada - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 16:32:11 (EST)
Thanks so much for printing "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". I cry every time I read it....if we could all write like Mr. Church =)....again, thank you and Happy New Year!
Scranton, Pa USA - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 07:50:58 (EST)
Very very very good recipes!!! I haven't checked out other part of this site but I will... Thanks for having such a great site.
Bangkok, Thailand - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 11:53:08 (EST)
Thank you so much for having what must be the best-loved editorial of all time on your website. I know of one little girl who wouldn't have been able to hear her mother read the story otherwise. God bless and have a happy New Year.
PA USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 22:41:09 (EST)
Thanks. Lovely story.
St. Petersburg, FL USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 10:05:29 (EST)
Santa was nice to me this year. Thanks Santa!!!!
good little boy
USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 01:27:45 (EST)
I will give the story of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" to my teenager son who incredibly seems to still believe in a Santa Claus. Of course he has doubted its existence but at the same time has been unable to deny it. I put a small present from a Santa Claus just beside his pillow on Christmas eve. And my son, who had always expressed his joy the following morning until last year, said nothing this year, didn't mention even now (late afternoon of the 26th in Japan) the fact he got the present. I really hope that he understands my intention and the meaning of Santa Claus.
Yokohama, Japan - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 01:09:18 (EST)
Thorsby, AL USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 15:52:10 (EST)
Thanks for a lot of good stories, received via my sister email@example.com Best of regards and a merry christmas from a cold and snowy Norway.
Drammen, Norway - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 10:41:22 (EST)
Thank you so much for this site! I received a beautiful mug from my neice that depicts Santa with Virginia, the box said "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". I soon found that my neice had never heard the story behind this, I was so happy to find your web site! Thank you!
Oswego, NY USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 10:32:42 (EST)
Jim, merryxmas santa is jesus and he lives in us
El Paso, TX USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 21:25:05 (EST)
well, I'd have to say that this just says even more to me that Santa Claus is real!
Blue Springs , MO USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 21:10:11 (EST)
Hi! My name is Caleng and I'm from Canada. I do believe in Santa Claus and I was just wondering if some people don't have a chimney then how does Santa get it? Please answer this!
Edmonton, Canada - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 20:34:00 (EST)
Hello! Thank you very much for this site. I had read the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter many years ago before the "PC" and had managed to share it with a few people. Now, thanks to you, I will be able to share it with many more. God bless you!
Jacksonville, FL USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 11:07:45 (EST)
Thank you for such a wonderful website a and keeping the spirit alive. Yes Virginia !
Bolton, Ct USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 08:46:56 (EST)
Thank you for your wonderful website! I remember the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" story very well from when I was told it as a little girl. Tonight my daughter was told Santa was all a big lie. As I watched her cry, I remembered the story. Thanks to you she was able to read it, and I hope it helps her with the true meaning of Santa. Thanks again. Merry Christmas!
Litchfield, NH USA - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 23:43:46 (EST)
Francis P. Church´s story is the best Christmas story ever written. I read it out at the Christmas Party of our Ski-Club in Winterscheid yesterday. I live in Northern Hesse where all the fairy tales of the Grimm brothers originate. At this time of the year I remember a GI that I met when I was a little boy way back in the 60s. He gave me some chocolate. I only remember he was from Pittsburgh. Whoever he was and wherever he might be right now I know it is because of him that I am free. Merry Christmas to you, Francis P. Church and Virginia wherever they might be right now. yours sincerely
Gilserberg, Hessen Germany - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 14:26:08 (EST)
I enjoyed your Christmas card very much. The wife had never heard the story about "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" before so got quite a kick out of it. I don't know how or why she had never heard the story. We are also copying your recipes like mad. She particularly likes all the little goodies at the bottom. Another E mail to follow.
Richard H Donley
Kissimmee, Fl USA - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 19:03:20 (EST)
This is a cool site
USA - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 14:31:21 (EST)
I want to thank you for your effort to keep christmas as a spiritual and not a commercial event. Here in King County, Washington people are encouraged by a King County official not to wish Merry Christmas, but to be sensitive towards people with other religions and be politically correct and not offend anybody. That was a sad experience for me as I come from Europe where Christmas is a bit more traditional than here. Your site is so great. I love it and will forward it to my friend. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYBODY
Auburn, WA USA - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 13:33:31 (EST)
Please forgive me if this is a little long, but I had to share this with everyone I could. Today at work a lady I used to work with in another department came up to me and told me to come get her at my break time, for she had some Christmas presents for my children (Syrina is 6 going on 7 next month, Caitlin will be 5 in March and Alexis just turned 1 this past October). When she said that, I was touched by her generosity but figured it would be something small - a few gifts, maybe one for each child. I went to get her at my break time and we went out to her truck - an SUV. She opened the back of the truck and my eyes popped out of my head, my jaw hit the ground. It was absolutely FILLED with toys for my kids. Everything - even 2 particular things that were on my list to get them. I looked at her and started to cry. If I were to not spend one dollar on my children, they would still have at least 5-6 gifts EACH. That aquaintance, at least this year, IS Santa Claus. She has definitely helped bring Christmas to my children. Driving home and thinking about what she'd done, it reminded me of the editorial from 8 year old Virginia. I did a search and found your website. And I was right. There IS a Santa Claus. This year my friend Kate was my Santa Claus. Who's yours? :-)
Joliet, IL USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 21:14:41 (EST)
Thank you for the great vegetarian recipes. I will be back again and again!
USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 09:10:15 (EST)
The Santa Claus letter, as old as it is, remains an epic
Idaho Falls, ID USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 21:54:56 (EST)
Virginia Johnston ;
Flemington, N.J. USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 19:48:11 (EST)
Thank you for such a great site. I want to read this editorial to my 5-year-old son. Merry Christmas and God bless you!
Palm Desert, CA USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 16:43:50 (EST)
Dear Jim, I am one of those Virginia's - even at the ripe 'old age'of fifty. I sing carols year 'round, and dream of white Christmases in the dog days of August. Your page is beautiful and touches the heart of a lady who's determined to keep the spirit of Christmas magic tucked safely in her heart - for the rest of her born days. May God Bless and Keep you.
Hartford, CT USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 12:24:02 (EST)
Thank you for this site. It's great. Merry Christmas.
Susie & Brenda
USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 12:04:24 (EST)
Thank you for putting the letter "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" in here. It helped my kids believe again to see this here. I have always told them Santa was real in that he is the spirit of Christmas. Thank you.
Summerville, SC USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 09:42:50 (EST)
Thank you. This is one of the nicest internet sites I have been on. Well done. Merry Christmas 2001
New Zealand - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 21:44:27 (EST)
I was ask by our church to speak to our young children at our Christmas program. I am 54 yrs. young and still love Santa! I came on the internet to see if I could get some idea what to say. When I read about Virginia I knew I had it!!
Crossville, AL USA - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 14:14:21 (EST)
As I was surfing lookin at really nothing, and after all the termoil the world is in right now, I found the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" very comforting. I realized that the world has gone so long without faith, that it took an event like that to make people realize, what they are lacking.
Hagersville, ON Canada - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 11:32:14 (EST)
I love your Christmas site, especially Virginia O'Hanlon's letter. You have done a lot of work putting all this good information together. Thank you.
Denison, Tx USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 21:38:00 (EST)
We have three young grand-daughters who need to be offered another answer apart from what they will hear at school from their friends (with so called modern parents) technology is great but it's a shame that we cannot harness it for only good. The modern world moves so fast and parents often want their children to keep up. But what is keeping up, if it is becomming hard and suspicious of all and being an adult at the age of 6 then I believe we have lost the true meaning of why god entrusts parenthood in us. Your making available the editorial of Francis P Church will help keep three little girls as little girls a little longer. Many thanks & Merry Christmas. P.S. You have put technology to a wonderful use.
Graham & Shane Mascord
Wollongong, NSW Australia - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 15:11:28 (EST)
I love your page. It is very perrty
Sioux City, IA USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 14:04:53 (EST)
I went on this for my son who is just starting to doubt there is a santa. Hopefully this will answer his many questions. Thank you!!
USA - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 10:09:52 (EST)
I was searching for "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" when your site came up. I am glad I found it as I downloaded the message, printed it, and will read it to my students who are developmentally disabled adults. I am a 64 year old male, still teaching at an Elementary school, ESL at the Community College and the two nights at the Emmaus Home. May God Grace you and yours this Christmas Season, and may peace reigh throughout the world. Again Thank you,
Walter J. McCormick
St. Charles, MO USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 20:05:12 (EST)
Thank you so very much for the printing of Virginia's letter. I am a 60 year old Papa with two lovely grandaughters, and this story still brings tears to my eyes. I assure you that I too will continue the truth of Santa Claus. Thanks again, and may God bless you.
Doyle W. Hubbard
Fayetteville, NC USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 18:08:47 (EST)
Thank you so much for putting the famous New York Sun editorial on your site, and also the short history of the author and Mrs. Douglas. My daughter's name is Virginia, and she was captivated by the the story of the little girl and the editorial. Thank you, so much...u gave us a special moment.....
Baton Rouge, La USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 17:12:32 (EST)
I loved your site, it had so many great links. My kid sister loved it and said it was the greatest santa site ever. Thanks so much for this site and sharing your wonderful ideas with all the little kids around the world!
Jerzee, NJ USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 13:06:08 (EST)
I have mailed your site to so many friends who truly enjoy it as much as we do! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Ironwood, MI USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11:18:46 (EST)
Hello Jim, Thanks for the recipes. From another peanut butter lover.
Playa Del Rey, CA USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 10:05:19 (EST)
Thank you for sharing your letter. My littleboy and girl are happy now.
Carnmoney, Ireland - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 08:11:32 (EST)
Went on the web at ask.com to teach cynical kids (4) that father xmas exists put in "does father christmas exist" and the answer came up yes Virginia ................. spooky lovely and really really nice Many thanks Virginia
UK - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 07:02:47 (EST)
Hi! We to beleive in santa!!!! we happen to know of a book you would like to read! it is called Flight of the Raindeer and written by Robert Sullivan! It has pictures of real raindeer and more!!
Daphne & Autumn
Laguna Niguel, CA USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 01:01:29 (EST)
Great story. In this world we need all the good feelings we can get. Have a Merry Christmas.
Queensbury, NY USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 19:54:35 (EST)
Trying out the Superb Salmon Loaf recipe.
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 19:07:28 (EST)
Hi. My name is Virginia also. I believe in Santa but only until 5 yrs old because I was told by my mother and sister there wasn't no Santa. I felt disappointed. But no matter what they say, I will tell my baby brother there is so he won't feel what I felt. He is only 6 yrs old.
Virginia Vicky Macias
Elmhurt, NY USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 23:26:49 (EST)
8 must be the age. My daughter Shelby Rae too, like Virginia has been questioning Santa Claus. I have been thinking up different things to keep the magic within and this letter from Virgina will be perfect to read to her. Thank you!
West St. Paul, mn USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 16:09:49 (EST)
As an american broadcaster, I have used this piece for the Christmas season on several occasions. Now, I'm married and live in the UK. I'm recording it again for my wife and grandchildren.
Manchester, UK - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 05:40:33 (EST)
I was astonished tonight when my 49 year-old husband and 14 year-old daughter heard a reference to "Yes, Virginia..." on 20/20 and didn't know the story! I thought everyone had heard of it. I did a search and came up with your site. Thank you for including the whole story. I was able to broaden their horizons a bit!
Memphis, TN USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 00:04:20 (EST)
I was at work today talking with a friend of mine and she said she was dreading the inevitable question regarding Santas existance from her 5 year old. She said she did not know quite how to handle the matter and I brought up one of my favorite Christmas time stories the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter. Although she is in her late 30's she had never heard of it. I was astonished to say the least. I found your web sight and downloaded the letter. Thank you for allowing me to share with her one of my all time Christmas favorites. PS I love it so much I downloaded a copy for myself. Thank you and Merry Merry Christmas.
Cincinnati, Ohio USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:10:55 (EST)
I too was eight years old when the other children tried to persuade me into believing there was no Santa Clause. They were not successful, however. That was 60 years ago. I still believe. Most of all, I believe in Jesus and celebrate his birth everyday.
West Monroe, LA USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 14:07:57 (EST)
Thank you for sharing this with the world!
England - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 09:45:29 (EST)
Excellant work! And, Yes everyone there is really a Santa Claus!
Ridheland, Ms USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 06:54:07 (EST)
I really like the whizzy stars on the mouse cursor its wonderful. Very pretty decorations too, a very pleasing to the eye site
Tiverton, UK - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 04:47:10 (EST)
Thank you for having such a wonderful SITE.
Eliga & Dan Fox
Cleveland, Tn. USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 21:08:01 (EST)
In all the web surfing I have done, I believe that your "Yes there is a Santa" is the most impressive. I have an Iranian friend, who is trying to field the question from his 7 yr. old daughter, and having a hard time of it. I forwarded your link to him. TUVM & Happy Holidays.
USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 19:03:07 (EST)
A very good idea, Mr.Barricks, I have three grandsons of different ages and I try hope they agree with me in appreciate very much your entertainement.Long LIfe to America !! Merry Christmas !!
Silvio C. Repetto
Gavi, Italy - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 16:45:53 (EST)
Both my grandchildren are 8 years old, Virginia's age when she wrote her letter to The Sun. They too have doubts, but I will forward this letter to them and it should clear up any doubts they have. Thank you.
USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 09:06:31 (EST)
Thank you for "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"...been saving me for a few years.
Sarasota, FL USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 22:09:29 (EST)
Your site is really great! Hope everyone out there has a Very Happy Holiday Season!
Doris N Rice
W Falls, TX USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 19:26:27 (EST)
This was great! I've never seen the full text! LOVED IT!
NY USA - Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 13:28:33 (EST)
Thank you for posting "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". My 9 year old son asked me if Santa is real and I had a hard time explaining to him my thoughts. This article will certainly help me express a very emotional issue. Thank you.
USA - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 13:39:33 (EST)
Thank you for a wonderful site. It is so jam packed with everything!!
NJ USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 23:55:54 (EST)
Thank you so much for your reprint of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". My seven year old is having some questions about Santa. Especially since he found the fake money that he written to Santa about in my Walmart sack. I'm going to show him this letter tomorrow.
Oaktown, IN USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 21:14:39 (EST)
Great Website. My nine year old son had some questions about whether Santa was real. I remembered the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" story and searched for it and found it here. Many Thanks. Season's Greeting to you and your family.
Manotick, On Canada - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 21:06:15 (EST)
I HOPE U AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS. LOVE,
Matthews, NC USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 17:08:40 (EST)
Thank you for your website. I have two little boys at home with lots of questions this time of year. Happy Holidays...
Inver Grove Hgts., MN USA - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 15:18:28 (EST)
Love reading "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"
Australia - Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 03:01:41 (EST)
I wanted to thank you for allowing us to visit your web page to read Dear Virginia. When I finished the reading I sat and played with the cursor watching those twinkling stars as tears flowed. This meant so much to me. This is a wonderful gift in itself. I am passing it on to my grandaughters who will be turning 7 & 8 this month. Their dad in in the Navy and will be underway until around the 22nd or 23rd. I know that my daughter will appreciate this as much! Happy holidays to all~
Charleston, SC USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 09:06:47 (EST)
Hello! Thank you about your sites,I've been in North Pole and it's nice place. and I know that there is Santa because I've seen him with my own eyes.(little elf from Finland)
Finland - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 03:42:14 (PST)
Thank You for this beautiful site. I was in search of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"...as my seven year old son has been asking a lot of questions. I can't wait to share this with him. Best wishes
Winter Springs, FL USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 19:23:29 (PST)
Your site is great. Off to have a good look round now!
USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 18:41:10 (PST)
I just made a short visit to your site. Thank-you for such a great web-site. Great work. Keep it up. Regards,
Kerala, Kerala India - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 22:53:11 (PST)
A beautiful webpage, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" re-affirms my faith in human nature every christmas. You page is a wonderful addition to the spirit of christmas. Thank you.
Stockport, UK - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 00:46:56 (PST)
Thanks so much for "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". This is to be our Christmas card this year.
Dave & Dana Underwood
McKinney, Tx. USA - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 17:32:51 (PST)
My mother and I have been trying to find this story forever. We have the movie called Prancer with Sam Elliot in it, and he reads a passage from "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus". This has haunted us for years. Thank you so much for your website, we truely appreciate it. Was there a book written by the author of this editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"? If you know something please contact me at my email. thanks again
Grants Pass, OR. USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 17:33:14 (PST)
Elgin, IL USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 13:28:09 (PST)
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LAMIA,GREECE - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 16:47:09 (PST)
When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.-Elie Wiesel
Culver City, CA USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 09:54:26 (PST)
Your site is beautiful. I was looking everywhere for the story "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" and when I finally found it here, it touched my heart. Thank you!!
Newport News, VA USA - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 17:32:24 (PST)
I love Santa Claus and I think it has so cool and beautifull pictures , stories and poems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 15:06:44 (PST)
I wrote Santa asking him if he was real?
Katie McGinniss ;
Fort Myers, Fl USA - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 07:47:52 (PST)
I just think this web site is so pretty and filled with the love of christmas.
Lake Peekskill, NY USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 18:06:45 (PST)
I kinda like it. Thanks!
Tacoma, WA USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 14:02:14 (PST)
Thank-you for such a great web-site. "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" brings tears to my eyes everytime I read it. I read it to my young Son every Christmas time. Thanks again
Kelowna, BC Canada - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 19:49:58 (PST)
Great recipes, thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas from Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR USA - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 06:49:37 (PST)
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USA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 10:30:53 (PST)
feliz navidad a todos les deseamos mucha dicha y prosperidad amor y paz en todos sus hogares, los quiere gustavo
Gustavo Adolfo Martinez Sepulveda
Monterrey, N.l. Mexico - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 07:55:48 (PST)
Its a cool web over here. Nice.
Edinburg, TX USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 21:08:32 (PST)
Kudos to you, Jim! This is one of the most comprehensive sites I have encountered in a long, long time! I can't think of a topic (or whatever) you haven't touched on. You have links to just about everything! Believe it or not, I found you looking for a recipe for applesauce--and was directed to your food link. Happy Anniversary on 12/3!! My hubby will be 25 on 5/3--God willing. We're adding you to our favorites.Godspeed and goodnight.
Atco, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 20:59:43 (PST)
There is a Santa Claus!
USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 13:53:08 (PST)
I love this site alot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS THE GREATEST SITE I EVER SEEN.
Agawam, MA USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 14:02:38 (PST)
I LOVED IT VERY NICE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
PATTERSONVILLE, NY USA - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 20:45:34 (PST)
I like this site. Keep it up!
Oakville, ON Canada - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 16:12:38 (PST)
A great site to spend some time at. I got you bookmarked.
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 09:01:43 (PST)
I had to prove to my boss, seven years my junior, that this article DID in fact exist and was quite famous. Every year I include a "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" somewhere in our Christmas Committee minutes or postings to the employees; he thought I was nuts! :) Thank you for reaffirming my sanity and a small measure of faith in the wonder of a small child.
Rhinelander, WI USA - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 09:57:54 (PDT)
Great info, even for canadians. Come see us in the Okanagan Valley.
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Kelowna, BC Canada - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 12:44:54 (PDT)
Very excellent site. Loads of info and activities. Definately one to add to my favorites
SK, Canada - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 09:39:23 (PDT)
I LOVE Christmas so much, thanks for everything !
OR USA - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 20:26:02 (PDT)
Loved the alcohol-free ideas. Now I don't have to pass by great recipes.Thanks
Northville, NY USA - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 08:53:14 (PDT)