2008-12-24 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Dear Santa, For Xsms I wnt a book Theories of Everything by Roz Chast, or a potato ormi 2 buck teeth. (Smily Face)

HHHHHHHHHH Tania p.s. Dixen is a ODKRI (code)

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Dear Santa,

I've ben very good this year. I woud like a bike with a basket on it. And also a new set of art supplies for painting and a microphone so I can record my own music. And also some new winter supplies like a hat with a flower and sparkles and gloves and a scarf. Also a sled. And a kitchen set.

Thank you Santa (a heart) Holly

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Dear Santa,

this year for Christmas I would like an original Rubics Cube, a Tommy 20, are you smarter than a fifth grader DS tape, skateboard my babby girl DS tape, sequins for crafts, sticers, a few new books, Pets rescue wild life vet DS tape, last but not leas I would lik my family to have the best Christmas ever.

Love, Sara Margaret

P.S. The dogs say Hi

( a sketch of Sara walking her three dogs)

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Dear Santa,

My name is ........... I have three kids and umfortunatly I don't have any gifts to put under the tree this Christmas. My son is 11 years old. He likes wrestling games or toys. My 9-year-old daughter likes High School musical toys, and the last one who is a 6-year-old girl likes Bratz toys. I will appreciate it if you consider us for this Christmas.

Thank you Santa!!

(If anyone has any left over gifts in those categories, please consider dropping them off to Postmaster Charlie Burns and he'll see that they get to the family.)

Kudos to Charlie who each year sees that Santa letters get to the North Pole in time and are answered by the Great Jolly One. Charlie told us it's " a labor of love."

HO! HO! HO!

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Everyone enjoying the global warming?

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Nick Godena, 8, will be looking for WII games and Dech Tech Dudes under the tree.

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Anna Templeton-Cotill and Barbara Ann Mac Intosh both had the poser correct. Barbara-Ann added that it is a "World War II song written by a Brit and sung by Vera Lynn."

We'll meet again don't know where don't know when

But I know we'll meet again some sunny day.

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On the question of early locations for Baker's Pharmacy, Anna Templeton-Cotill said it was where the House of Pizza is today. Henry Donaldson e-mailed, "it used to be where Freddie's pizza place is and started in Wickford." Evelyn Rhodes has it right. It was on the south side of Narragansett Avenue where Rob Roach's The Chemical Co. is today. For a while, Tim Baker also had a pharmacy on Route 1A in Hamilton.

Thanks guys!

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Congratulations to islander Connie Andrews who took second place in the Newport Daily News'Holiday Spirt essays contest. Connie's piece was about a run-down barn on a lonely road on Jamestown.

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RIP Peter Carnevale. A wonderful man who is missed.

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Five-year-old Tommy Chamberlain is hoping tomorrow to have a Jungle Rescue and a Water Rescue.

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Where were the telephone operators located on the island?

*** Larry Lewis writes, "I could be wrong, but I think the only reason there were no takers on your question about when (White Christmas) was introduced was because you never actually asked it in your Press column. I just scanned rather quickly through your columns in the three previous weeks' issues without finding any such question."

Right, Larry, it was edited out and we didn't catch it, sorry.

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How about this one Larry, who starred in the 1945 film "Christmas in Connecticut"?

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Amanda Nolan has asked for Legos for Christmas.

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We note that an islander pleaded no contest to the possession of undersize tautog. He was ordered in District Court to contribute $100 to the state' Violent Crimes Indemnity Fund. We hope he ate the victims.

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More on the free concert to be performed Sunday afternoon at 3 at the library. Jamestowner Aaron Cote a percussionist who is a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois will bring The Band Called Music to the island for an hour and a half set. Other members of the group are Davisville resident Mike Simonelli who is studying jazz guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and South Kingstown resident Pat Swoboda who plays electric and upright bass and is studying music at New York University. Additional information cn be found at www. myspace.com/thebandcalledmusic.

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New web-only video featuring late season geese hunting action in Rhode Island produced by the island's Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits can now be seen on its home page at www.kettlebottom.com or on youtube by searching "Kettlebottom."

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! from all of us at the Walrus haulout.

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Call in your stuff for this column to 423-0383 or 829-2760 or e-mail us at jtnwalrus@hotmail.com.

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