Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy birthday!!

Dave was grinning from ear to ear when he came home from the office tonight despite the cold temps. I asked him what was up.  When Dave was coming around the side of the apartment building, Santa Claus was walking in front of him. They both came into the apartment building together. They got on the same elevator. Dave was surprised when Santa got off on the 10th floor with him. Immediately, Santa started talking to him in Russian and Dave made it clear that he couldn't speak Russian very well. Santa broke into song, Happy birthday to you in English and then sang it in Russian. He indicated that he was going to a birthday party in the building and kept singing Happy Birthday in Russian. Then Santa pulled out his cell phone and wanted Dave to take a picture of the two of them together!  It came out good. Santa was pleased. Then Santa said he was going to apartment 162 (Dave understood what he was saying.) The Santa costume was very beautiful and his hat was typical of Russian St. Nicholas. His beard was not real, but very nice. Dave wished he had his camera. So do I. It's not every day you get to meet a Russian Santa on the elevator on his way to a birthday party! ESPECIALLY in January!

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