For seventy years, the little town of Fries, Virginia had rested peacefully on the space God had scooped out of the banks of New River. Past adversities: the Great Depression of the 30’s, the devastating Flood of ‘40, the infamous Theater Murder in ‘41, had all been overcome. None though were going to compare to the disconsolation due to the events preceding the Christmas of ‘69.
It took an angel named Suzie, and a secret Santa named Sam, to remind the town of the true reason of the season.
For those of you who have never experienced one, learn what a country southern Christmas of the sixties was all about.