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These Little Youngsters Wrote the Sweetest Letters to Santa Virtually one hundred Years In the past

Wednesday, December 21st 2016. | Tips and Tricks

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Within the hustle and bustle of the vacation season, we typically overlook that Christmas hasn’t all the time been a time of stress, hectic buying, costly ornament and frantic preparation.

I lately discovered a treasure trove of letters that youngsters in my hometown of Fife, Texas, wrote to Santa by way of their native newspaper, the Brady Normal. These letters, written within the Nineteen Twenties and ’30s, glow with the spirit of an easier time. Fife is nearly abandoned now, nevertheless it as soon as boasted a inhabitants of 500 individuals, principally farm households. I discovered it particularly touching that the youngsters typically expressed modest needs for themselves however requested Santa to recollect youngsters who have been much less properly-off.

Listed here are just some of those letters, shared within the hope that your readers may recapture a few of the similar spirit of generosity, simplicity and group.

Pricey Santa Claus:
I assumed I might write whereas I’ve time. I need a watch and a pistol. I need a toy flute and a toy truck and a pencil sharpener. Thanks.
Out of your good friend,
Tom Bradley, Jr. (1927)

slippersiStock/povareshkaPricey Santa:
After studying your letter within the Brady Commonplace I assumed it was about time to write down to you. I hardly know what to ask you for as you’ve been so good to me each Christmas. The one factor I choose is a pair of bed room slippers.
Your pal,
Voncile Duderstadt (1920)

Pricey Santa:
As Christmas is close to at hand we thought we might write and allow you to know the issues which we wish most as presents. W. D. needs a faculty dinner bucket, an enormous rubber ball; Nellie Fay needs a doll, sand bucket and ball; Gladys needs a doll and we additionally need some nuts, apples and oranges.
Your little pals,
W. D., Nellie Fay, and Gladys Bradley (1920)

Pricey Santa:
Please convey me a pop gun, a sack of marbles and a few sweet and nuts.
Your little good friend,
Cyril Farmer (1920)

Pricey Santa:
Will you please convey my little brother and I a knife and a pair of good leather-based gloves. And Santa, if you’ll, please deliver me a pleasant fountain pen and my little brother a automotive. I’ve a bit of sister three years previous. Deliver her a doll that may say mamma and just a little doll mattress and plenty of nuts and sweet.
Like to Santa,
Charles and Floyd Tedder (1923)

Pricey Santa:
Will you please deliver me a scooter-scoot, a horn, a soccer, a blackboard and a field of handkerchiefs for Christmas and when you have anything for me ship it to another little boy who has no mother and father. I attempt to be a very good boy.
Your loving good friend,
A. M. Finlay, Jr. (1923)

In case you have anything for me ship it to another little boy who has no mother and father. I attempt to be a superb boy.

Pricey Santa Claus:
I’ve been the easiest little boy these days, and in case you don’t hurry and are available, I don’t know if I can keep good for much longer. I simply need a number of issues this yr, as daddy says Santa is as poor as he’s. I’d like a tractor, a automotive, a ball, a bat, gloves, and numerous fruit and sweet and nuts. Now Santa, don’t make a mistake and convey me a doll, ‘trigger I’m no “sissy;” I’m an actual “man.” Quickly 9 years previous.
Like to you, Santa.
Forrest Roberts (1930)

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dolliStock/dodoremaPricey Santa:
We have now tried to be good little youngsters. Please convey me a velocipede, a tinker toy set, some hearth crackers, a ball and a few caps for my gun you introduced me final Christmas. Please convey Little Sister a kiddie automotive, a doll that claims “Mamma,” and a doll mattress. Please convey us a lot of fruit, nuts and sweet.
Bye-bye, Santa.
John Gordon and Elizabeth Maurine Tedder (1924)

Pricey Santa:
I’ve been a very good little boy. Will you please deliver me a velocipede, a flashlight, some apples and sweet. Deliver Grandpa a pair of socks and I’ll put some corn on the gate on your reindeer.
Your pal,
Robert Pearce (1930)

Pricey Santa Claus:
I’ll write you slightly letter and inform you of some issues I want to have. I want to have a brand new doll, as my previous one has misplaced a leg, and I need a doll mattress. I need a doll that may stroll and speak, and I want to have some little clothes, additionally. Pricey Santa, don’t overlook my little brothers, J. D. and Sid, they need a coaster wagon.
Lovingly,
Charlotte Painter (1925)

Convey Grandpa a pair of socks and I’ll put some corn on the gate in your reindeer.

Pricey Santa:
I despatched a letter to the Brady Normal. I would like you to know I’m going to write down to the Brady Normal each Christmas. I would like you to convey me a cap and a sweater for my doll and an enormous ball. There are lots of different little girls and boys that need Christmas presents. So I’ll go now.
Yours really,
Golda Eileen Utsey (1930)

Pricey Santa Claus:
I want to have some chocolate sweet and bananas and oranges and apples and peaches.
Your pal,
Lillian Roberts (1921)

Pricey Santa:
I’ll inform you what I would like. I would like an embroidery set, set of dishes and a doll. I gained’t ask for an excessive amount of, as I’m afraid you possibly can’t get round to all the youngsters.
Your pal,
Una Ranne (1925)

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