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Hungry Horse news. [volume] (Columbia Falls, Mont.) 1948-current, December 17, 1954, Image 20

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FRIDAY.
First Graders Mail Letters to Santa Claus
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Students in three first grade rooms at Columbia Falls were an excited group as they marched
downtown with letters to Santa Claus. They were as carefully written as first graders can possibly do.
In background is north end of Columbia Falls new grade school and the old Talbott grade building.
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At post office, Postmaster Dudley Greeen was on hand with mail bag. Uncle Sam is thinking
of raising first class postage from three to four cents, but still sees that letters to Santa Claus at the
North Pole go free. In background are teachers, Mrs. Miriam Davis, Mrs. Elaine Bruce and Mrs. Lau
ra Carlson and Jack Darling, one of patrons in to get mail. Whole post office crew enjoyed the visit.
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graders was the march downtown
to the post office to mail letters
to Santa Claus at the North Pole.
On hand to greet the youngsters
was Postmaster Dudley Greene,
grandfather of one first grader,
and Columbia Falls postmaster for
the past 20 years. The post office
handles four to five times the vol
ume of mail it did in 1934.
Each envelope mailed had the
same address, and first graders,
of course, aren't particularly skil
led letter writers, but they still
get the point across. Here are the
Santa letters from the Columbia
Falls first graders of 1954.
Dear Santa Claus: I have been
good. I want a sled. I love you,
Santa. Brian Kelly
Dear Santa Claus; Please bring
me a cowboy suit and a gun. Love
Devlin Hill
Dear Santa Claus: Please bring
me a doll, a kitchen set and a
bike with wheels. Love. Roxanne
Dear Santa, I want a train. .Larry
Dear Santa Claus: I have been,
good. I want a tractor, ball. I love'
you Santa. Lynn Tolley
Dear Santa Claus; I have been
good. I want a doll and dishes. I
love, Santa. Linda Barnhart
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a football outfit, bike
and I love you, Santa. Jim Burton.
Dear Santa Claus. I have been
good. I want a service station and
a telescope. I love you, Santa.
Chris Cheff
Dear Santa, I want a doll. Ger
trude
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want doll clothes. I love
you Santa. Audrey Quirk
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a football. I love you
Santa. Virgil Hoemer
Dear Santa. I want a doll and
doll buggy. Love, Candy Geer
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good, I want doll, dishes, clothes.
I love you Santa. Marcia
Dear Santa. I want a horse. John
Dear Santa Claus. I have been
good. I want a piano. I love you,
Santa. Linda Long
Dear Santa, I want a horse, Su
san
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want doctor set and dishes.
I love you, Santa. Peggy Skyberg
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a doctor set, dishes, I
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love y° u Santa. Andrea Ryan
Dear Sahta, I want records.
Sherry
Dear Santa, I want a drum.
Linda
Dear Santa, I want a train. Dav
id
Dear Santa, I want a doll. Es
ther
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a doll, and clothes.
I love you, Santa. We will have
lunch for you. June Schrock
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good I want a doll and dishes.
love you Santa. Jeanette Drewry
Dear Santa, I want a bike. Jim
Dear Santa, I want a train.
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a bike. Charles Boies
Dear Santa Claus. I have been
good. I want a doctor set. I love
you Santa Judy Smithson
Dear Santa, I want a doll Marla
Dear Santa Claus, Bobby wants
a truck and two cars. Love Bobby
» Dear Santa Claus, I have
been good. I want a horn and gun
set. I love you Santa. Terry Earl
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a farm and service
station. I love you Santa. Charles
Reeves
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a doctor set, and a
airplane. I love you Santa. Ken
neth Hein
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a telescope. I love
you Santa. Dennis Borgen
Dear Santa; I want a doll and
dishes and sled. I love you. Julie
Cline.
Dear Santa, I want a bike. Fred
Dear Santa, I want a tool set,
Douglas
Dear Santa. I want a train.
Johnny
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a sled, gun, holster and a bike.
Love, Terry
Dear Santa Claus, I- have been
good, I want dishes, record play
er. I love you Santa, Priscilla
Himmesoete.
Dear Santa, I want a train.
Douglas
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a doll and dishes. I
love you Santa. Pamela Pierce
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a doctor set. I want
a doll. Gloria Binns
Dear Santa, I want a bike. Mae
Dear Santa, I want a loader.
Gary M.
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a dishes and clothes.
I love you Santa. Betty Greene
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a doll that kicks and a doll
buggy. Love. Roberta
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a walking doll and skates. Love
Patty
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a doll house and a doll with
clothes. Love, Crystal
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a sled and bike, I
love you, Santa. Nancy Lamach
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a walking doll and a cowgirl
suit. Love, Nancy
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I want a farm, service sta
tion. I love you Santa, John Aubert
Dear Santa Claus, I have been
good. I love you Santa. I want a
telescope and a pool game. I love
you Santa. Mickey Larimer
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a bride doll and mix set. Love
Kyle
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a bike and gun. Love, Mike
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a doll with clothes and a sled.
Love, Judy
Dear Santa, I want a racer. Den
nis
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a cowboy suit and two gun
Pete. Love, Jimmy
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a bike with wheels and a cow
girl and skates. Love Lana Ren
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a doll, roller skates and some
books. Love Maureen Lynn York
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a doll with clothes and a cook
ing set and sled. Love, Julie C.
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a doll house and sled and cow
girl suit. Love Janis
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a bike, and doll and kitchen
set. Shirley Rogers
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Dear Santa Claus. Please bring
me a crying doll and a sewing
machine. Love. Shirley Andrew
Dear Santa Claus. Please bring
me a Cinderella watch and a big
black board. Love, Sheryl
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a doll and a cowgirl suit and
a sled. Love, Diane
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me some skates and skis. Love,
Dennis Dale
Dear Santa Claus, Doll with
clothes and roller skates. Love,
Karen Lee
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a cowboy suit and a gun. Love,
Donald
Dear Santa Claus, Please bring
me a horse and gun, Love, Gary
SANTA ANSWERS |
And then there was a letter from
North Pole, America. It said:
I just received your nice letter
you sent me in the special mail bag
from Columbia Falls.
The record in my big book
shows you have been a good
youngster and if I have enough
toys to go around to all the other
children, I will bring the things
you have asked for.
Tell your parents "hello" for me,
and I will visit your place at
Christmas. With love, Santa Claus

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