Very cute! Merry Christmas everyone. :)
I'm not real good at reading lips, but it appears that little Debra is asking Santa if she could be "Mrs. ChurchGuy" when she grows up."Thanks, Santa!" :^)TheChurchGuy
More downtown Flint Christmas memories at http://www.mlive.com/flintjournal/voices/index.ssf/2008/11/remember_when_crowds_flocked_t.html
I have several old photos of me and my siblings with this exact Santa!Merry Christmas, Flint.
In that day long ago, there was only one Santa in Flint. And, as "CB" knows, you're looking at him here--glasses (the better to see you with), watch (how long 'til my next break?), and all!
There are many pictures of my brother and I with the Smith Bridgeman santa in the late 60s/early 70s (I remember slightly different eyeglasses by my time....lol)
Loved you santa picture. I have one of myself taken in the early 1950's at Smith Bridgman's. It's black and white. I loved that store. Haven't lived in Flint since 1970.
Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.