Why do we as parents teach our children about stranger danger and get onto them for getting close to people we don’t know, but as soon as Christmas comes around that rule doesn’t apply to the man in red? Suddenly we are singing a different tune and encouraging our kids to sit on a strange man’s lap regardless that we do not know this guy, a thousand other snotty nose kids have spread their germs on his lap and he sort of looks like a homeless person. But hey, there are exceptions to every rule, right?!
- Opened in December 1918
- During the Great Depression they sold over 7,000 loafs of bread a day
- When Roosevelt closed all banks the store cashed checks with “Leonard’s Script” that other merchants accepted as payment
- When they open the first escalator in the city, more than 40,000 came on that Saturday to take a ride
- Had an underground subway connecting the store to parking on the Trinity River