He leaned down and kissed Baby Yoda Hug St Patricks Day shirt. Her on the forehead and left the room. Out in the hall, the minute Santa’s eyes met Rick’s, a look passed between them and they wept unashamed. Sarah’s mother and grandmother slipped out of the room quickly and rushed to Santa’s side to thank him. For her hair was long and silky and her Much different from the little girl he had visited just a year before. He looked over and saw Sarah’s mother and grandmother in the sidelines smiling and waving and wiping their They were Italian immigrants who came to America in 1909 when my grandmother was four years old, directly following the massive Messina earthquake in December of the previous year.This earthquake killed more than 200,000 people, decimating the cities of Messina and Calabria and much of that coast of Sicily.