Children’s Christmas Letters 5

Windows into History

»ë;Christmas History 32.  Recently on Windows into History we have been looking at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead, writing about how they spent their Christmas.  The following is one last selection:

My Christmas was spent very differently this year to what I had spent it other years. We had always had our relatives who were able to get their own Christmas dinner, but this year we were thinking about those we could make happy by inviting them out for Christmas. There was a poor family living about two miles from us in the country. The mother was sick with consumption and had been sick for a long time, but was still able to drive. There were four children, the baby was one year old and the other children’s ages were four, six and eight years. They could not afford to…

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