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Holiday Humor: Regional Letters to Santa from Long Ago –

Holiday Humor: Regional Letters to Santa from Long Ago -

Loads of laughs are scattered all through this yr’s assortment of letters (unedited) to Santa. Take a look at the primary two for an concept of what to anticipate. Take pleasure in!

From 1901: Gloversville Every day Chief

Broadalbin.
Pricey Santa Claus: — I want you’d deliver me a hand sleigh so I can experience down hill.
We reside shut by a hill the place all the women and boys experience and it’s terrible aggravating to see all of them driving down hill once I cant experience. I will probably be very grateful if you’ll deliver me a sleigh and I gained’t ask for something extra play issues until subsequent Christmas.
Yours With Greatest Needs For a Merry Christmass And a Completely happy New Yr, Beulah Fish.

Pricey Santa — I assumed I might drop you a number of strains to let you realize that I would really like a couple of issues for “Christmas.” I’m in want of a Schooner sleigh, and a good-sharp jack-knife, I would really like a interest horse should you can’t afford an actual stay one. I might be happy with a tool-chest with a noticed, a hatchet and a field of nails in, then I could possibly be a carpenter. I would really like a practice of automobiles and all of the books you possibly can afford to offer me. I need a good huge field of sweet and nuts, and I assume this might be all. Now please deliver me all of those in the event you can with out robbing another person. Nicely Good-night santa for this time.
From certainly one of your good boys, Charles E. Clark.

120 North St., Gloversville.
Mr. Santa Claus — Ma stated you gained’t discover us this yr as a result of we now have moved so distant however I’m positive you’ll so I’m going to inform what I would like.
I would really like a pair of skates, Raglan overcoat, Rubber boots, image guide Recreation of Physician Busby. We aren’t going to have any Christmas tree so I’ll cling my stocking up behind the range. Ensure and don’t put my presents into Delbert’s stocking for his can be hanging there to.
Good By from Frankie Grant.

120 North St., Gloversville.
Pricey Santa Clau — I would really like an image ebook and a drum, practice of automobiles, field of Previous Maid Recreation, cap, however I don’t need a toboggan, a bag of nuts with good flavored sweet.
Keep in mind Santa Claus we don’t reside on Bloningdale Avenue any extra. We reside method up on North road by Sales space & Co. Mill. Whenever you come, come within the again door as a result of ma retains the entrance door locked.
Good-By From Delbert Grant.

7 Caroline St., Gloversville.
Santa Claus — Will you be so kindly and ship me a pleasant doll and a mattress for my doll to sleep in. And in case you can spare extra issues Please let me have them. Then I’ll all the time be an excellent woman. Thanking you for the issues you’ll ship me.
I stay your Pal, Stella Loewenstein.

27 Newman St., Gloversville.
Pricey Previous Santa Claus — I assumed I might write a number of strains to you, earlier than Xmas. My identify is Jennie Trevett I reside on 27 Newman St. Now Santa Claus I an going to inform you what I would like for Christmas. I would really like a doll a fary-book. And when you have numerous sledges I would really like one very a lot for I havent one. And I’ve just a little sister her identify is Gertrude, Now please don’t for-get to deliver her one thing good. Now I hope all of the little boy’s and woman’s who learn this gained’t factor I’ve ask’s for to a lot. Now Santa please come early.
Goodbye, From Jennie Trevett.
P. S. — I really like sweet very dearly and I wont be mad in case you deliver me some with my different presents.

Pricey Santa Claus — Please Santa Claus convey me a soldier go well with, and a gun, and a soldier hat, and a sword, and a pair of skates, a writing desk, and a pair of leather-based gaiters. Now Santa Claus Please are available our door the chimney is soiled.
Charley Hemstreet, 5 Grand St.

Pricey Santa Claus — I want to have you ever convey me an enormous doll, a brand new hat, some image books, some blocks, a sled and for my little brother deliver him a go well with of garments, a rocking-horse, a categorical cart just a little horse and wagon and a few blocks and a pair of footwear. Please don’t come down the chimney for we hold a fireplace however come within the entrance door. Goodbye.
Yours Really, Clara Schute, 17 Fruit St.

Gloversville.
Pricey Santa Claus — I’ve heard you was such a very good previous fellow I assumed perhaps you’d convey me all I needed which isn’t very a lot as you will notice I need a whip to whip my donkey a practice of automobiles a recreation of checkers an image ebook, and now pricey Santa hoping you’ll convey me what I requested for I’ll shut wishing you a merry Christmas and hope your reindeers could have a superb relaxation.
Yours Really, Mr. Bert Cornell.

Pricey Santa — I’m so glad you’re coming so quickly Pricey me I would like so many issues I’m afard you’ll be able to’t deliver all of them or get down our chimley. I would really like you to convey me a doll’s carriage and a doll in it I would really like a doll’s head and a piticher books and a bracelet and a hoop a ten cent.
Helen Chase.

From 1901: Plattsburgh Every day Press

Lyon Mountain.
My Pricey Santa Claus — It’s close to Christmas. Please don’t overlook me. I need a set of dishes, broom and mud pan, and I would really like a sled to attract my aunt Frances on. My child brother, Celest, would really like a rubber doll, tin horse and cart. Euclid would really like a sled, set of instruments and a horn.
Good bye. Charlotte Lamare.

Cumberland Head.
Pricey Santa Claus — I’m slightly woman seven years previous, and I’m going to high school virtually each day. I assumed, maybe, if the snow was deep, you won’t come because the roads are so dangerous right here in winter, however my papap will hold them shoveled out, so please, pricey Santa Claus, deliver me a doll, slightly broom and mud pan, a field of paints and a primary reader, when you’ve got them. That is all for this time.
Out of your little good friend, Gertrude Barber.

Ellenburgh.
Pricey Previous Santa Claus — I’m a bit boy eight years previous, and my identify is Cecil Cashman. I’m going to high school daily. I like my instructor very a lot. Her identify is Ruby Baxter. Pricey previous Santa Claus, don’t overlook my brother Raymond, he needs a knife and I need a sled. Come and see me, too. It gained’t be lengthy earlier than you’ll come and see me.
Your good friend, Cecil Cashman.

Plattsburgh.
Pricey Santa — It’s close to Christmas, and I would really like some automobiles and capturing gallery, a field of sweet and two books, and a field of paints, horn and drum, two video games, some toys and a rocking horse, and now previous Santa, you’re a good previous man, in the event you give me what I ask for. You see, I don’t need a lot, so should you give me what I would like you may be good.
Good bye, Robert Sales space, 5 Cumberland Ave.

From 1906: Malone Farmer

Pricey Santa Clause: I would really like a pair of woolen gloves. If I can’t get a brand new doll I would really like a brand new head for my previous one. I need a doll’s carriage and a set of dishes and a pair of overshoes. I’m eight years previous.
Jennie Fayette, Chasm Falls, NY

Duane.
Pricey Santy Claus: I would really like so many issues for Christmas I dont dare point out all of them. But when I’m good you deliver me what you assume greatest and I might be glad. Solely please don’t overlook me.
Yours really, Pearl B. Beyerl

Morrisonville.
Pricey Santa Claus: I’ll write and inform you what I want to have you ever convey me Christmas. I would really like a brand new gown, some aprons, slightly set of dishes and a dolly. I’ve solely three dollys, however one has an arm broke and one leg broke, so I would really like one that isn’t broke in any respect. Convey one thing for Gerald and please don’t overlook my little Child sister.
Nicely, Good Bye pricey previous Santa. I’m your little woman. Florence L. Trim.

Fort Covington.
Pricey Santa Claus: I need a 5 cents ball and a kiss from God and a 1 cent pencil and that’s all.
From Vernon Davis.

From 1914: Watertown Every day Occasions

Black River.
I’m 9 years previous. I need a doll and a few doll garments, a stitching field, a narrative guide. Don’t come down the chimney or you’ll get burned for my mom has a scorching hearth.
Ruth Van Dusen.

Brownville.
I’m a bit boy three years previous and my identify is Richard Galloway. Please deliver me a device field, snow shovel, a bit of horn, a drum, gold ring, some little handkerchiefs with some girls and boys on them, a Christmas tree and a bit of child brother. Don’t overlook daddy and mamma. Wishing you a merry Christmas.
Good bye, Richard Galloway.

Copenhagen.
I’m a bit boy ten years previous. I want you’d convey me an air rifle, a drum and a few sweet and peanuts. When you convey that it is going to be sufficient.
Your good friend, Frank Richardson.

Black River.
How is Mrs. Santa Claus? I need a field of blocks and a gun and don’t overlook papa and momma. Come early to our home. Convey our cat a mouse, he caught two yesterday. I would like sum footwear and sum stockings, to. How previous are you? I’m a boy eight years previous and my identify is James Wilson. I want you a merry Christmas.

From 1918: Norwood Information

Pricey Santa Claus — Please deliver me a practice of automobiles, a cart for my dolly, some nuts and sweet, a brand new blue gown. Deliver Child Edward some tooth. Don’t overlook the tooth for my brother, Edward.
Your little good friend, Jessie Purves, three years previous.

From 1918: Black River Democrat

Lowville.
Pricey Santa — I’ve been a great boy. Please deliver me a cannon.
Walter Clark.

From 1919: Potsdam Herald-Recorder

Pricey Sane Clas — Can I’ve a dolly & a cradle for Christmas I can be a superb woman & wont suck my thumb anymore—Goodbye, Todo Whitney

Potsdam.
Pricey Santa Claus — My little sister is ten months previous. please convey her one thing to play with.
Good bye. Lloyd McCarthy.

Pricey Santa — Please deliver me some presents Something will do that you’ve.
with love, Harold Payne.
P. S.: Please deliver Dorotty and child Charles one thing.

From 1929: Potsdam Herald-Recorder

Pricey Santa Claus: I assumed I might write you a letter early this yr. Will you please ship me a pair of tubler skates and an erector set and a pair of boxing gloves, and a mouth organ and a recreation and a Tom Combine go well with. Don’t overlook to fill my stocking, and please don’t make these massive black tracks acrossed the ground from the fireside to the Christmas tree such as you did final yr.
Your pal, Billy Clark.

Pricey Santa Clause: Please convey me some excessive prime footwear, some carpenter instruments and work bench, a bugle and a tobogan. Additionally an aeroplane and a truck. Please don’t overlook to convey my canine billie and tutsie some bone. I’ll depart some cigarettes on the desk for you.
Goodby Santa, and Thanks. (Signed ?)

Glad Holidays!

Pictures: Herald-Recorder, Potsdam (1929); Endicott Bulletin (1928); Norwood Information (1925)

Lawrence P. Gooley

Lawrence Gooley, of Clinton County, is an award-winning writer who has hiked, bushwhacked, climbed, bicycled, explored, and canoed within the Adirondack Mountains for 45 years. With a lifetime love of analysis, writing, and historical past, he has authored 22 books and greater than 200 articles on the area’s previous, and in 2009 organized the North Nation Authors within the Plattsburgh space.

His guide Oliver’s Warfare: An Adirondack Insurgent Battles the Rockefeller Fortune gained the Adirondack Literary Award for Greatest Ebook of Nonfiction in 2008. One other title, Terror within the Adirondacks: The True Story of Serial Killer Robert F. Garrow, was a regional best-seller for 4 years operating.

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