By Helen Ofield, President, Lemon Grove Historical Society
Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon will be there.
November 1, 2015 (Lemon Grove) -- He will be. The witching hour is 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the H. Lee House, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove.
Of course, you knew that. Come November, neither you, we, nor anyone within earshot is exempt from visions of sugar plums, the hope of reindeer hooves on the roof, the hearkening to Donner and Blitzen, and the careful setting out of a post prandial libation and figgy pudding for The Great Claus.
He is William Swank and the name fits. He is swell, swank, super-duper and silver-tongued. He's been Santa Claus for 14 years, including seven in the Spreckels Organ Pavilion. He's an author of 10 books, too, bringing us to the main event.