Santa Smells the Roses

Busy as he was on Christmas Eve day 1925, Santa took a few moments from his scheduled rounds to stop and smell the roses. The day had dawned in Tacoma with uncharacteristic gentle sunshine and spring-like weather. Santa was caught by the camera as he dropped by the front yard of Mrs. Elizabeth Durgin, 709 No. Yakima Ave., to admire the Christmas roses in bloom. He later hurried back to the North Pole to prepare for his gift run that night. (TNT 12/24/1925, pg. 1)