Ross Tarr, Storyteller. Speaker. Santa
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727-418-5578


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A STORY ABOUT SANTA'S ANCESTOR . . . 

Here is a partial sample of one of Ross' holiday stories about the traditions and customs involving Santa Claus as he descended from the Bishop of Myra,

THE BISHOP OF MYRA and the GREAT FAMINE 
By Ross Tarr

The Bishop of Myra lived 1700 years ago in Turkey. As religious leader of the Christian community he saw terrible suffering amongst his people during a brutal famine that struck the land. Starvation crept through the great city of Myra like a wet, hungry black cat angrily stalking the empty lanes of a darkened marketplace. Seeking to end the hunger, Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, went to the nearby seaport docks where Captains brought great wooden sailing ships across the Aegean Sea loaded with cargoes of grain and trading goods from across the known world. It was at the Port of Myra where ships stopped for supplies and let crews rest from the hardships of sailing from one country to the next, and where the Bishop sought out Captains of ships carrying grain and asked for help. 
Nicholas stood on the massive pier, lifted his arms, and appealed to the sailing masters,"The people of Myra are starving, It is your duty to save them. Give me your grain so these poor people can be saved." But, his plea was rejected outright by the Captains who cried, "We have no duty to these people. They will give us little for our needs! They only seek our gold and give us little in return!"

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