Skidmore Letters to Santa, 1908 – Part 8

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, 1908.
Dear Santa Claus North pole:
Please bring me a toy stove, a doll, some candy, a teddy bear, and a little dresser.
Your little friend,
Mollie Wheeler.

Colorado Spr., Col. 937 Costello St.
Dear Santa Claus:
Please bring me a train of cars, a little automobile and a horn, and a box of big red Missouri apples and anything else you think I need.
With love,
Glen Howard.

Colorado Springs, Col., Nov. 28. 1020 E. Costillo St.
Dear Santa Claus:
Please bring me a little wagon with a horse hitched to it, and two big Missouri apples for Christmas. I am seven years old.
Ferris Doolittle.

Minco, Okla., Nov. 28, 1908.
Dear Old Santa:
I use to live in Missouri where you will see this letter printed, but now I am in Minco, Oklahoma, where you will have no use for reindeers, when you visit us this year. Please bring me a dear little fur scarf and a doll with red hair.
Lovingly, Viva L. Matheny.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908.
Dear Santa Claus:
I am a little girl eight years old. Would you please bring me a story book, and a water set for Christmas? Please bring my brother and sister something. I would like to have you take presents to any little children who will not have a good Xmas.
Your friend,
Letha Strickler.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. ’08.
Dear Santa Claus, North Pole:
Please bring me a doll that goes to sleep, a trunk, candy, some nuts and a piano.
Bernice Barrett.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 8, ’08.
Dear Santa Claus:
Will you please bring me a doll, a set of dishes, some candy, nuts, and an orange. With love to Santa Claus.
Nellie Ross.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 1, 1908.
Dear Santa Claus:
I wish you would bring me a doll buggy with a doll in it, some candy and fruit and anything else that you think would be nice for a little girl that will be seven years old Xmas eve.
Your friend,
Lucile Linville.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 2, ’08.
Dear Santa.
Will write you a little letter to tell you what I want. Please bring me a trunk, a story book and a knife that will hold edge. Hoping you’ll bring all of these things I remain yours,
Dean Goslee.

Skidmore, Mo., Nov. 30, ’08.
Dear Santa:
I want some skates, candy, a sled and blocks for Xmas. My brother Claude is 5 years old. He wants a sled, candy and peanuts. He is too little to write but he told me what he wanted.
Lynn Phipps.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, ’08.
Dear Santa claus:
I will write and tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a doll, a doll cart, and a new dress. I would like to have some new hair ribbons. I am in the third grade. There are 11 of us in that grade.
Your little girl,
Bonnie Tracy.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, ’08.
Dear Santa:
I will write you a few lines to tell you what I want for Xmas. A doll, story book, a doll cradle, a little trunk. I want you to bring every little child something. I am ten years old go to school and am in the fourth grade. I go to Sunday school too.
Your friend,
Omie Colwell.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 08.
Dear Santa Claus:
I want a sled for winter, a foot ball, a book, and an air gun. I want every boy and girl to get something for christmas.
Your friend,
Walter Wheeler.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 4, ’08.
Dear Santa Claus:
I saw a notice in The New Era that every little girl and boy could write you a letter, telling what they wanted you to bring them. I am a little girl and want a lot of books, a doll and a bracelet. Please put them where I can find them Xmas morning. I am past six years old, and my birthday was on September 2.
Your little friend,
Ada Imboden.
P. S. — Please bring my little brother some candy and put it with the things you bring me.
A. B.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 10, ’08.
Dear Santa:
I thought I would write you a few lines to tell you what I want for Xmas. A doll, bracelet, candy, and some nuts. I am eight years old and go to school.
Your friend,
Alta Stults.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, ’08.
Dear Santa Claus:
I want a box of paints, a sled, and basket ball and a train. If you know any little boys or girls who can’t get anything, bring them something.
Good bye,
Frank Wade.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 1, 1908.
Santa Claus:
Please bring me a base ball, ball glove, a gun, a top and a bass drum. Thank you for the nice presents you brought me last Christmas.
Your friend,
Rounsaville Clark.

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