Monday, December 11, 2006

Miami Beach. It is strange to see Father Christmas on the beach. After all the parties and the overdose of art, design, photographs, the sun, the summer clothes and sandals. It’s difficult to come back to reality and realize that Christmas is just two weeks away. So let me end the Miami segment with this unusual “postcard” of Father Christmas A.K.A. Mike Russo on the beach. Each year after Halloween Mr. Russo grows a beard and parades up and down the streets, with his sugar candy canes as walking sticks. His fondest memory of Christmas is of a Victorola phonograph playing a scratchy record of I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus Underneath the mistletoe last night....
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