Skidmore, Missouri Letters to Santa Claus, 1908 – Part 2

Here are a few more Skidmore, Missouri children’s letters to Santa Claus, as printed in the December 17, 1908 edition of the Skidmore New Era:

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908. Dear Santa Claus: It is just about Christmas time so I thought I would write to you. I am in the fourth grade and 9 years old. I like my teacher fine. Her name is Miss Maud Linville. I go to Sunday school every Sunday. Please bring me a locket and chain, or a braclet, a doll head, a muff and a doll carriage. Remember all the rest of the little children so they will have a happy Christmas. Your friend, Florence Foster.

Dear Santa: I want a book and ring for Xmas also some candy. My little brother wants a book and an engine and Charles wants a trunk. Yours truly, Lois McDaniel. Dear Santa: Please bring me a doll bed and some books and some candy and some nuts, and if you have any sets of dishes left, would like to have a set of them. Good bye, Marie Thomas.

December 3, ’08. Dear Santa: I thought I would write you a few lines this morning while in school. My teacher’s name is Miss Maud Linville. Would you please give all that I know a gift for Xmas? I would like a sled, coat and sweater, and will thank you for them. Your friend, Rubin Hall.

Skidmore, Mo. 12-3, ’08. Dear Santa Claus: It is about Christmas time so I thought I would write to you. I am in the 4th grade. Am nine years old and go to Sunday School every Sunday. Santa, will you please bring me a ring, a locket, a bracelet, a book and a big doll. I wish every girl and boy will get something for Xmas. Your friend, Bertha Parish.

Skidmore, Mo. Dec. 2, ’08. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl eight years old and go a mile to school. My teacher is Miss Laura Pugh. Have a little sister four years old and a little brother two years old. Would like for you to bring my little sister a big doll, some nice story books, some candy and nuts. Bring my little brother a top, horse and wagon, some candy and nuts. Please bring me a big doll and a necklace, some story books, candy and nuts. Francis Jackson.

Skidmore, Mo. Dec. 2, ’08. Dear Santa Claus: Am going to write and tell you what I want for Christmas. Would like to get a story book, a locket and chain, a doll, some candy and nuts. Please remember Hope and Pauline and all the little boys and girls. Your little girl, Ella Manchester.

Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me some story books and a boy’s racer and some candy and nuts for me and Marie and anything else you want to bring. I am trying to be a good boy. Good by Santa Claus, From Sterling Thomas.

Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me something for Christmas. Bring me a ball, a bat and a glove too. Bring a little wagon for George Beverlin, and a little doll for Lelia Beverlin. I hope every boy and girl will have a good Christmas. Your friend, Ernest Beverlin.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 1, 1908. Dear Santa, North Pole: Please bring me a drum, a horn, a train, a story book and a little boat. I live just across the street from the lumber yard. Good bye, Santa. Erman Miller.

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

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, ’08. Dear Santa: I want an Indian suit, a pair of roller skates, a book, handkerchief, 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.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 1. Santa Claus, North Pole: Please bring me a sled, a foot ball and a pair of roller skates. Frank Aldridge.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908. Dear Santa Claus: I have been a pretty good boy this year. Please bring me a basket ball. It is cold here today. I would like to see your little boys and have a play with them. Well good bye. Love to Mrs. Santa and the children. Your friend, Douglas Haynes.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 2, 1908. Dear Old Santa: Please bring me for Christmas a set of furs, a box of candy, some nice hair ribbons, two gold fish and globe, some books, a box of handkerchiefs and some extra things to give little children who cannot get them. Dear Santa, I have a little brother, don’t forget him. He says he wants a tricycle and a ‘choo choo train.’ Mamma helps me trim a little Christmas tree, and we have little candles on it and you can leave my presents by it. Your little friend, Helen Baker.

Lone Tree, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908. Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a new dolly and some candy for Christmas. I am seven years old. I go to school, my teachers name is Ira Gilkeson. Good bye from Helen Bagby.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, ’08. Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl nine years old. To prove that I am a good little girl I have gone to Sunday School every Sunday for the past sixteen months. Xmas is coming very soon. I would like for you to please bring me a doll that will close her eyes, pair of kid shoes for dolly, a couple of nice books, a canary bird in a cage and some nice games. Please don’t forget any of the little girls and boys in Skidmore. Your little friend, Bernice Linville.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908. Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a few lines this evening and tell you what I want for Christmas. Will you please bring me a book, a doll, a pair of skates, and a little trunk, like the one you brought me last Christmas. If you haven’t all these things, send me part of them. Your friend, Nellie Tracy.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908. Dear Santa Claus: How are you with your toys? I suppose you have lots of toys made. Christmas is nearly here. I suppose I will get something for Christmas. I want a bible, a coat, new shoes and stockings, a doll and cradle. I hope every one gets something. Be sure and don’t get yourself black when you come down the chimney. Your Friend, Minnie Conrad.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, ’08. Dear Santa Claus: It is so near Christmas I thought I would write and tell you what I would like to have. I want a ring, doll and story book. I wish you would please bring my sister and brother something. I am ten years old and in the fourth grade. I hope you won’t get sick or hurt so you can’t come. Your friend, Bessie Mitchell.

Skidmore, Mo., Dec. 3, 1908. Dear Old Santa: As it is so near Xmas I thought I would write a letter and tell you what I want. Will you please bring me a heavy oval ring, size four. Please remember by little brother and sister. Sister wants a doll cart and brother wants a train. Be sure old Santa to bring lots of candy and nuts, for there are lots of boys and girls in this town, and be sure to be at the Christian Church Xmas eve. Your little friend, Gladys Holt.

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