In December of 1909, when my grandfather was eight, the Pittson Gazette of Pittston, PA reprinted childrens' letters to Santa., including his:
|Pittston Gazette, 22nd December 1909, Wed, Page 14|
I heard that you were coming to Pittston. I would like to have a pair of kid gloves and a work shop and a flexible flyer sled and a box of handkerchiefs and a box of writing paper. I guess this will be all for this time.
13 Nafus St.
I had never seen any photos of my grandfather as a child until very recently. This came from Dad's basement stash
|Howard B Matthews - date unk.|
Isn't he adorable? This photo is now one of my most prized possessions. And that basement stash feels like many years worth of Christmas wishes!