This letter was written by Helen, one of my sisters, in around 1970, as a draft to Father Christmas. It was kept by our mum in her little book of memories.
Just in case you can’t read the words, it goes:
“Dear Father Christmas, well how are your reindeers. I hope they are all right. Can I have a shower cap for the family please. Can I please have a pair of thongs please. Jane wants a tin of powder. Elizabeth wants a packet of sope. Richard want”
and there is trails off. I think she really wanted the thongs desperately (two pleases), and how is that shower cap?? I wonder what Richard wanted?
It is so modest, polite, funny and sweet. As we approach Christmas this year, modest, courteous requests plus keeping the humour up seem to be good messages for us all.