In December 1927, when Mom was six, she wrote a letter to Santa asking for a "porssicat" and a football. Thank you Grandma Stark aka Teek for saving the letter and dating it with Mom's age.
And Santa granted Mom's wish with a little black kitten, which he asked Mom to name "Thunder."
Mom had a lifelong love of animals and in particular cats. Perhaps it began with this letter to Santa and his gift to her.
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