It was after Ella lost one of her teeth. Margaret said to her in a maturely, self-deprecatory tone, "I used to think that the Tooth Fairy and Saint Nicholas were married!!" Ella and she laughed heartily at their youthful, unenligtened ignorance.
I stood in stunned silence and still wonder what look I had on my face.
Then today Margaret asks: "Mama, if you see Santa Claus, does that mean he has to kill you?"