Santa Stops To Smell 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 springlike weather. Santa was caught by the camera as he dropped by the front yard of Mrs. Elizabeth Durgin, 709 N 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.

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