Typed as spelled and written -
Lena Stone Criswell

THE DAILY DEMOCRAT
Sixty-Second Year - (Number missing)
Marlin, Texas, Wednesday, December 19, 1962

LETTERS TO SANTA

Dear Santa:
       My name is Joe Reese. I live in Marlin, Texas.  I would like a little train for Christmas.  My brother Mark wants a radio, and my sister Carolyn wants a record player.
       I hope you find my house.  You can come down the chimney and if you will look on the mantle I will leave you a big red apple.  Please don't forget me.
                    Joe Reese.

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Dear Santa Claus:
       I want a Little Miss Echo doll and a red and white buggy and a play house.
       Your friend, Joann Rosas
       I live on 512 Rickelman St.

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Dear Santa:
       I am a blonde headed little girl, six years old.  I am in the first grade and enjoy going to school.  For Christmas I want you to bring me Barbie and Ken doll, their car, house, suitcase and some clothes.  Also some fuzzy, red slippers, red sweather, a jingle bracelet, and a purse.  Please do not forget my mother and father and my dog Rags. Bye, bye,
       Love, Monica Rose Smajstria
       201 Bluebonnet St., Marlin

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Dear Santa Claus:
       My name is Larry Dale Nutt.  I am only 3 years old and a good boy most of the time.
       When you come to see all the boys and girls would you bring me a firetruck, car and trailer, pickup, digging tractor, bunk beds, and some clothes for my brother Terry and me.
       Please don't forget me!  Also my Mommie and Daddy because they take good care of me.
       Be careful and take care of the reindeer.
       See you soon.
             Larry Dale Nutt

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Dear Santa:
       I would like a pair of cowboy boots, western jeans and jacket, a rifle and a real football.  I make my bed every morning and try to be good every day, especially before Christmas.  If you can't make it, we'll still be thankful.  Bye
       David Dewitt Johnson.
       210 Bluebonnet Drive, Marlin.

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Dear Santa Claus:
       Please bring me a permanent, a heart-shaped disk, a skirt and a book.  Please help the people in other lands to have and get the things they need and want.  Help everyone to have a merry Christmas.
       Love always,
       Johnnie Ann Cremona

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Dear Santa:
       I am six years old.  I want a bike and clothes for my Barbie doll, adn a doll house.  I also want my sister Alice to get a bracelet, and Betty, a dress.  I also want a dress for my mother; for daddy, a white shirt and tie.  Thank you Santa.
       Rose Ann Morris.

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Santa Claus,
North Pole
Dear Sir:
       I am a little boy 4 years old.  My name is Jimmy Lee Page and I live at 308 Benjamin Street in Marlin, Texas.
       Would you please bring me a Fire Truck, a Wagon and whatever else you have left that little boys like to play with.  And don't forget my sisters who wrote you a letter, but didn't get them in the mail in time.
       Remember the other little kids in my neighborhood, too.
       Thank you Santa--Love
       Jimmy Lee Page,
       309 Benjamin St., Marlin, Texas.

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