Sunday Dec 6th St. Nicholas comes to St. Nicholas

Written by Jack van Ommen on December 6th, 2009

It does not happen very often that St. Nicholas Day falls on a Sunday. My parish in Gig Harbor has been St. Nicholas since I moved there in 1984. Jim O’Donnell made a foray into Amsterdam from a stint in the US Military in Germany and charmed an Amsterdam lady into following him back to Gig Harbor. She bought him a genuine Dutch Sinterklaas outfit, he grew his beard and he has been charming the yougsters on Saint Nicholas day ever since. He wears a regular Santa Claus suit underneath the Sinterklaas outfit and then does double duty, having the kids take their pictures with Santa Claus.

 

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