Tag Archives: Letters

Gleanings From The Past #35

Lines Worked on a Hearth Rug Fair one, take heed how you advance, Nor tempt your own undoing; If you’re too forward, fearful Chance A Spark may prove your Ruin. — The New-York Mirror, December 27, 1823 Advertisements

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An Attorney General’s Letter To Santa Claus

Image: 1zoom In December 1982, Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer, Oregon’s chief law enforcement officer, got a letter of complaint from “I.M. Grinch” against Santa Claus. “Grinch” also added that closer attention should be given to chimney cleaning regulations. Of course, Frohnmayer … Continue reading

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Letter To Santa Claus From The 19th Century

The following is a letter to Santa Claus written by a young girl, first published in The Sidney Daily News, December 21, 1898: Dear Santa, I thought I would drop you a few lines and tell you a few things what … Continue reading

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An Enigmatic Letter

Can you decipher the meaning of this letter?

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Strange Addresses And The Ingenuity Of Postmen

My previous post titled An Ingenious Postman told an anecdote of a resourceful postman who was able to deliver a letter despite the ambiguity of the address. This post includes several more instances in which a postman was able to successfully deliver … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro’s Letter To Roosevelt: My Good Friend Roosevelt…

In November 1940, a young Fidel Castro wrote a rather cheeky and amusing letter to the then US president Franklin Roosevelt. In the letter, Castro asked Roosevelt for some money — a $10 bill. He even told Roosevelt about Cuba’s largest … Continue reading

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A Secret Love Letter

The following letter was written by a young gentleman to his lover under the direction and eye of his father. The understanding, however, between the lovers, was, that she should read every other line, beginning with the first. Every party was … Continue reading

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