I posted these a few years ago, but certainly worth repeating for new readers.
The Caddo Herald
December 11, 1931
Letters to Santa
Dear Santa Claus:
Christmas is about here! Please to bring me a pair of gloves and a little Bible, some story books, and a pair of ball bearing skates. With Love, Edith Pearl Harris
Please send me a bicycle, a pair of roller skates, a football, some candy, apples, oranges, and nuts. Lilbern Lemons
Sure glad that Christmas is nearly here. Please bring me a doll that’ll open and close her eyes- the kind I wish is a baby doll. With love, Tommy Gail Williamson
Please bring me a doll and doll bed and I will like you very much. With love, Opal Ellis
Gee! I’m glad that Christmas is nearly here. Please bring me a doll and Bible story book. I have a piano, a dresser, a cabinet, and a bed. With love Margie Sue Powell
Please bring me a coaster wagon, a bicycle, a pair of boots, a ball, a little toy pistol, a pair of skates, some firecrackers, and a knife. With love, Van Owens
Please bring me a set of dishes and a sleepy doll and if you find room you can bring me a doll buggy for I am a good little girl. Your friend, Bobby George Franks
I have been a very good little boy the past year. Please bring me some fruits, fireworks and a tricycle. Do remember my little sister Helen, she would love a baby doll. Billy Glen Wood
I want a big airplane, one I can ride in myself. I’ve been real good all the year and I know you won’t forget me. Lots of love to Santa. Buddie Dale McNatt
I’m a little girl who just started to school this year. I’ve been real good and I want you to bring me a big doll for Christmas. I’ll always love you if you will. Mary Alice McNatt
I want a doll for Christmas that can cry and go to sleep- and Santa please don’t forget my little brother of 5 and sister of 3. Anything will please them. Blanch Armstrong
Please bring me a sewing machine, skates, doll, candy, nuts, and fruit. A little friend, Myra Jean Guthrie.
I’m a little girl nearly four years old and I want you to bring me a doll tea kettle and a little bean cooker, house shoes and mittens, apples, nuts, and candy. I’ll have a cake in waiting for you on the dining table. Your friend, Aline Horn, Kenefick, Okla.
I am not quite a year old, but I want you to bring me something to play with and I don’t want you to forget the other little boys and girls for they all love you. Your friend, Daisiella Crossett.
This year I don’t want you to forget the little Caddo girl. O! Kris! Won’t you please remember me Dec. 25th and bring me something. For my part of it I want some water colors, a New Testament, and stockings containing oranges, apples, nuts and candy. Don’t forget other children, which I know you won’t on purpose. I wish you the merriest Christmas that has ever been before, and more cheer and sunshine inside your door. Lovingly, Nina Frances Britlinger
Please bring me a basketball, a story book, and some games. But be sure not to forget other children. Yours, Mildred McCreary.
I wish you’d remember me in this year with a pair of skates and some water colors, a new pair of shoes, nuts, apples, and lots of oranges and some candy. Don’t forget the other children. I wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year. With lots of love, Veda Mae Ellis
All I wish for Christmas is to know that all my relatives are well and to know that everybody and that each boy and girl has a home, clothing, food, and warmth. Yours truly, Geraldine Dowd.
I wish you would remember me and all other children this year. I do not want to wish for too much, so you can bring other children presents. I would like to have a box of candy, electric stove, a doll bed and a wrist watch. If I don’t get that I’d like to have the watch anyway. I also wish you a merry Christmas. Your friend, Esther Schaffer.
I have tried to be good this year and I hope you are good to me. I want a bicycle and if I can’t get it, I want a pair of skates and a book, but be sure to save plenty for other children. I am also wishing for you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be sure to bring candy and nuts. Love, Bessie Marie Claborn.
I wish you would remember me this year with a book, bicycle, some skates, and fill my stocking with a lot of candy and fruit. Don’t forget other children. With love, Pauline Anderson.
I wish you would remember me this year with a story book and a basketball and bring me some nuts, apples, and candy. Don’t forget other children. Your friend, Gussie.
I wish you would bring me a bicycle, basketball, skates, and gloves. Don’t’ forget other kiddies. Love, Mildred McGraw
I hope you don’t forget me. I want you to bring me a pair of skates, nuts, candy, and apple, oranges, and a pair of shoes, and don’t forget others. Dearly and truly, Josephine Ellis.
I would like to have a football, a scooter, and candy. Yours, Bennett Freeny.
Please get me some doll dishes, a doll, and some skates. Yours, Geraldine Harris.
I would like to have a new slip on sweater and a football, a book of adventure, and a scooter. Yours, Roy Albert Riddels.
I hope you bring me lots of toys for Christmas. I think we all like you. I think we have been very good. Harry G. Boydstun.
Christmas is coming and I want a doll and a pair of skates, a pair of shoes, a rain coat and cap and nuts, candy, oranges, and apples. Maude Shannon Cochran
How are you? I’d like for you to bring me a rolling pin and cooking vessels, a doll and buggy and candy. Julia Bell Powell
I want a pony and saddle and a bridle, a pair of skates, some candy and nuts. I made 100 in spelling. Ernest Jackson Slack.
I wish you would bring me a pair of skates, a football, and a bebe gun. Remember other children, too. With love, Edward Stanley
How glad we are that Christmas is nearly here! Please bring me a pig skin football, an air gun, and other toys. I want some oranges and apples and candy in my stocking. I want a goat, firecrackers, skyrockets and a harness and cart for my goat. With love, Bryce Cochran.
Please send me a choo-choo train that will run. My little sister is not big enough for much but a baby doll. But be nice to her too. LeRoy Downing, 2nd.
How glad I am that Christmas is coming. It is 20 more days until that glorious time. Please bring me a football, a pair of gloves, a slicker, and some candy, apples, and oranges. With Love, Robert Clay Freeny.
How glad I am that Christmas is coming! I would be glad for you to bring me some toys. I would like an electric train, a bicycle, a pair of boxing gloves, and a little black and white pony. Your friend, Jess Maytubby, Jr.
How glad we are that Christmas is nearly here. I am nine years old. Please bring me a bicycle, a doll that talks and walks, and an electric stove that really cooks for Christmas. Bring my nephew and niece what they want. With loving thoughts, Nina Fay Crossett.
Here I am again. I am still a good little boy. I want you to bring me a little red wagon, a little rattler and candy. I am still your pal, Little Charley Parks.
Please bring my little brother and I a coaster wagon for Christmas; also some fruit and candy. Hoping you are well, Albert Julian Wright.
I am a little girl ten years old. Will you please bring me a doll and doll buggy, a story book, fruit and nuts. Your friend, Dorothy Mae Park.
We’re two Franklin school boys and are extra good. We want you to bring us a coaster wagon, a bicycle, plenty of firecrackers, fruits, nuts, and candy. Oh, yes, and an air gun. Roy Lee and Sonny Boy Park.
How glad I am because Christmas is almost here! Please bring me a pretty doll and stove. Also a sewing set, fruit and candy. With love, Anita Harris.
I am glad that Christmas is near! Please bring me a watch, a sled, an air gun, firecrackers, and nuts. With love, Milton Campbell.
Please bring me a pair of gloves, a watch, Roman candles, and fruit and candy. With love, Troy Harris.
My! How glad I am that Christmas is nearly here! Please bring me a billy goat, cart, and harness for Christmas. With love, Joe Bass.