The Ghost of Christmas Past…

This gift just in from the Irish Times:

“It may have been slightly scorched over the years but a letter to Santa written 100 years ago, which was later discovered in a Dublin fireplace, has the magic of Christmas written all over it…”

With not a play station in sight, the letter was written by a brother and sister – named only ‘A or H Howard’ – who left Santa under no illusion as to what they wanted…

“I want a baby doll and a waterproof with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee.”

The Irish Times investigated further…

“According to the 1911 census there were three children living at the address in the year in which the letter was written.

The youngest of them, Hannah, who was 10 at the time, and Fred (presumably short for Alfred) who was seven, fit in with the initials on the letter.”

Did they get everything they asked for??? On this point our evidence unfrotunately reaches it’s linits… but forever sentimental, we like to think that they did!

Now. Have YOU all been good boys and girls?

Read more on this story HERE  (And Merry Christmas from all at Diggingthedirt!!!!)

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