No one knows when Bill Vaughan wrote "A Story of Christmas," which first appeared in the Kansas City Star in 1959. But, Vaughan's story captured the hearts of Kansas Citians and the newspaper has published the story ever since--now for 50 years straight.
Vaughan was the longtime resident humorist for the newspaper but this story, touching in its simplicity yet deep in its importance, provided a forum for the editor's more serious side. Vaughan died in 1977 but his story lives on, continuing to touch the lives of many.
Here, on the eve of Christmas Eve, is "A Story of Christmas:"