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  •  Is there really a Santa Claus? (8+ / 0-)

    was the title of an editorial appearing in the September 21, 1897, edition of The (New York) Sun. The editorial, which included the famous reply "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," has become an indelible part of popular Christmas folklore in the United States and Canada.  Wikipedia.  The google is your friend.

    This, clearly, is the reference.  "Yes, Virginia" is used far more broadly than at Christmas time now. It might be translated something like "Believe it."

    The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

    by Alice Olson on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 08:57:17 AM PST

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