An Irish man received a touching Christmas gift when a 100-year-old letter from his mother to Santa was printed in a newspaper. The scorched letter, dated Christmas Eve 1911, had been sitting on an upper shelf inside the chimney for more than 80 years until the home’s new owner discovered it while installing a heating system.
Victor Bartlem’s mother, Hannah Howard, had written her Christmas wish list — asking for gloves, toffee, and a doll, when she was 10 years old.
The letter was made public last week in the Irish Times and it was there that Victor – living more than 100 miles away in Bangor, County Down, – read about it.
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