AYLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — They’ve taken photos with Santa at the Woodland Mall in Kentwood for 46 years, and they saved every single picture.
It’s a Christmas tradition for the Long family that started in 1972 when Becky Jo was born.
“So this is the first shot of me and Santa,” Becky Jo (Long) Volpe said as she showed 24 Hour News 8 Sunday night the photo album.”It means a lot to me because we’ve kept the tradition every year. We haven’t missed a year. And as we grow up and we are busy and we have things to do. We still make time for it.”
The pictures at first were just of Becky Jo. But then, six years later, David Jr. came along, and Katie Jo eight years after that. Eventually, their parents joined in on the photo fun.
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