Skidmore Letters to Santa, 1908 – Part 6

The Skidmore New Era invited the children of Skidmore, Missouri and surrounding area to publish their letters to Santa Claus in its December 17, 1908 edition. Here are a few selections:

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 1, ’08.
Santa Claus, North Pole:
Please bring me a drum, a ball and a ball glove.
Rex Colwell.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, ’08.
Dear Santa:
I want an Indian suit, a pair of roller skates, a book, handkercheif, a band ring, and a neck-tie pin. Please give all the poor girls and boys, men and women something.
With love to all, your friend,
Leonard Jordan.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 5.
Dear Santa Claus:
I hope you will be well Xmas. Please bring a nice book, a sled, a pair of skates, overcoat, cap and pair of mittens. Would like to have a pair of skate overshoes for Christmas.
Your friend,
John Aldridge.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 4, ’08.
Dear Santa Claus:
I should like for all the boys and girls to have something for Christmas, will you please bring me a story book and a sled? Am in the third reader and eight years old; will you please come to the upper church Xmas? This is the first letter I have written. I like to go to Sunday School.
Your friend,
Byron Rodman.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3.
Dear Santa Claus
I will write you a few lines. Will you please bring me a foot ball a catching glove and a fiddle for Christmas. Please bring my sister a linen story book. I hope every boy and girl will get something.
Your friend,
Jim Newton.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 1, ’08.
Santa Claus, North Pole:
Please bring me a nice story book and a new dress. I want you to bring me a set of dishes too. Do not forget to bring Lelia a doll and George wants a rocking horse.
Your little friend, Good bye.
Mable Beverlin.

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