LETTERS TO SANTA
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We here in Montreat have so many bles
sings that it is hard for us to say we want
more. We will receive so many good thinas
this Christmas without even asking for
them, and so my wish is that just as the
“Littlest Angel” came to abide with us last
Christmas, so may you send that same spir
it of love and joy into the heart of every
little child this Christmas, the gift of the
Howerton Hall No. 216.
Dear Santa Claus;
Instead of asking for gifts and unnec
essary pleasures for ourselves we wish to
thank you for bringing us together in Chris
tian fellowship here at Montreat.
Our request for this joyous season is to
bring happiness to the servicemen away
from their homes, comfort to those who
must spend their Christmas in hospitals,
and faith and Eternal Hope for the peo
ple living in war torn countries now infect
ed with Communism.
Thank you so much . . . May the Lord
Jesus bless you and all of your helpers.
The Seven Deadlys.
Peggy Kyle—Hey, Sue, I’m going home
Sue Eng—Tomorrow!—what for?
Peggy—I’m going early to avoid the
I ain’t got nobody! Will you please send
me seventy-five Sailors to replenish my
Sylvia (More Men for
What happened to your supply? Be
more careful next time. Look for me on
Christmas Eve. I’ll bring the battleship
MISSOURI for you.
Santa (I heartily agree) Claus.
We seem to have so many wants and
wishes that we’re afraid it would take a
couple of Christmases to take care of all of
Maybe though, you could do something to
get rid of that awful biology lab; quizzes,
especially in biology, Bible, and English;
Monday lunches; 8:20 classes; room inspec
tion;; horses overhead; and last but cer
tainly not least. Chaperones! We also need
about twelve more hours in every day and
a great big bon-fire to get rid of those pesky
little report cards.
Please, dear Santa, take extra good care
of our wonderful big sisters. Don’t be too
harsh on them. They’re just little kids at
A Great Big MERRY CHRISTMAS TO
Margaret and Shirley.
Dear Margaret and Shirley,
I’m referring all your requests to Dean
Wilson. As to your big sisters, they’ve
been gettting ashes and switches for years,
so I think they’re beyond help.
Merry Christmas to you, too.
We from Virginia are writing to you
For the following things; see what you
Beth would like some grits to eat.
She knows that stuff just can’t be beat.
Emily would like for you to bring
A little bell for her to ring.
Then Faye is asking for more hours in the
To work in the office — something
strange we’d say.
And I would like from someone tall
A couple of inches and that is all.
Then dear Santa, we’d like to repeat
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to all
Beth, Emily, Faye, and Doris
Dear Beth, Emily, Faye, and Doris,
Are you sure you want those things?
It sounds suspicious to me, but I’ll try. Be
good little girls and I’ll see you soon.
Won’t you please do something to keep
Heide a little warm in that laundry booth?
I’m afraid she might turn into a walking
P.S. Bring Melvin to Montreat real soon.
My job is to make people feel all warm
and glowing during the Christmas season.
Your request will head my list.
P.S. I’ll stir up Melvin, also.
A year is much too long, I fear, to have
to wait for you.
No matter how good I try to be it just
Last year I asked you, dear old Claus,
for a rat trap for my room.
This year I want to ask you for a very
Santa, if you don’t have the broom, don’t
worry about my joy. Just bring me a very,
very, special “Toy.”
Your friend, Dooty
There’s not much of a demand for brooms
this year, so I can PROMISE you one.
Whatever for? And as for special “Toys”
—well, I’ve got them, too. I’ll send along
a blond one.
Understandingly yours, Santa
Please bring Eleanor Seagle and Mar
garet Carico a successive diet. They’re des
Dear Eleanor and Margaret:
A successive diet? Don’t you mean a
successful one? I’d hate to bring you a
diet you had to stay on forever. I would
recommend no breakfast, no lunch, and no
supper. Eat a soda cracker if you should
Sympathetically yours, Santa.
P. S.—You look 0. K. to me now!
Please, Dear Santa, bring to little Miss
Peggy Rakestraw a mind to decide which
boy to date and a will power to say “no”
to all the boys who ask her for a date
on the same night, except one.
A good little elf.
Dear good little elf:
Does Peggy have a roommate? If so, she’s
fortunate, ’cause she can date the extras’.
I’d say Peggy was rather fortunate, but I’ll
see what can be done.
Merry Christmas, Santa.
Please bring me a letter from my “One
A sad little girl, “Fooey”
You’ll have to see youE sister Susie about
S.C.A. CHR!STMAS PAGEANT
From Page 1
all classes of people bow down before Him.
The shepherds, having been told of the
Lord’s birth by angels, leave the fields
where they were guarding their sheep and
come to the lowly manger in the stable
to praise the Holy Child. Wise men from
Jerusalem, guided by a star, come to Beth
lehem and find the God Child. They bow
down and give him gifts of gold, frankin
cense, and myrrh.
“0 Come All Ye Faithful!” Let us be
joyful in this day, for the Lord is born—
Come and Praise HIM!
From Page 2
Department in Nashville, Tennessee.
FRANCES BRIDGES, better known as
Duncie, is a secretary in the Presbyterian
Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.
BETTY BLOUNT is with the board of
Women’s Work, Presbyterian Church U. S.,
in Atlanta, Georgia. While talking about
her plans for next year, BETTY got that
look on her face, as if she wanted to put
her arms around Montreat, and said, “I
want to come back.”