Friday, December 12, 2014

Rib-tickling requests of Santa from @TweetsofOld

It's been three years since I first mentioned "R.L. Ripples" and the fabulous @TweetsofOld Twitter account, in the post about the Knights of Pythias.

This merry season, that Twitter feed has been filled with actual excerpts from children's letters to Santa in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They offer a window into that bygone era. They are scary at times (with so many gun references). And, mostly, they are laugh-out-loud funny. Or maybe that's just how my warped sense of humor reads them.

I encourage you to take some time to go through the full Twitter feed.

Here are some of my favorites thus far, as we jingle all the way toward our own 21st century Christmas.

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