In late November, 2016, Carrieanna received this letter from her Uncle Ted, a former Grand Exalted Ruler (1991-92) and still very-active member of the Elks:
On a Sunday in the middle of November, St. Nicholas, known as Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, arrives in Amsterdam.
In 2008 (November 16th), I was there to witness this colorful event! As my sweetheart and I were walking to Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam’s amazing botanical garden) …
“We noticed children dressed up in caps of satin, with blackened faces; …”