Washington, DC

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“Dear PoP,

My wife and I have “adopted” an underprivileged local boy for the holidays through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. We would very much like to make his wishes come true, but we’re stumped on what to get him. He only asked for 3 things, two of which are small and easy to get. However, for his third item, he listed just “skates.”

We’ve both been scanning the sidewalks for kids on skates of any kind, and we haven’t seen any. We don’t know if he wants rollerskates, rollerblades, or something else entirely. Of those, we have no idea what’s cool and what’s not. All we know about him is that he’s 12 years old and from somewhere in DC. There’s no mechanism in the program to ask for clarification from him.

If your readers have any insight, we’d love to hear it. We want to help grant a holiday wish, not come close only to really disappoint him.”

Anyone have kids, cousins, friends around this age? What type of skates do they say are popular.


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