Do you know what today is? It is St. Nicholas Day ! When all the children would hang up their stockings, or place their shoes near the door to be filled with candies, fruits and nuts for the good kids, or a lump of coal and a stick, by St. Nicholas, who sold all of his possessions in order to help the poor. I hung out my stocking till I was in my late 20’s. Then one day I hung out my stocking and when I went to see if it was filled, it was gone.(My mother called her friend and asked her to take it down so she could tell me I had been bad) How cruel is that? In fact I only ever got a lump of coal in my stocking one time. I know, you don’t feel the slightest bit sorry for me do you? Every year on this day, I get very sentimental, because of those days. Did you hang out your stocking????.