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100-Year-Old Christmas Letter Printed In 'Irish Times'

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100-Year-Old Christmas Letter Printed In 'Irish Times'

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100-Year-Old Christmas Letter Printed In 'Irish Times'

100-Year-Old Christmas Letter Printed In 'Irish Times'

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An Irish man received a touching Christmas gift when a 100-year-old letter from his mother to Santa was printed in the Irish Times. The slightly scorched paper had been stuck in the chimney of her childhood home in Dublin for more than 80 years until the current owner discovered it.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. An Irish man received a touching Christmas gift when 100-year-old letter from his mother to Santa was printed in the Irish Times. He had never seen the letter. The slightly-scorched note had been stuck in the chimney of his mother's childhood home in Dublin for more than 80 years until the current owner discovered it. Annie Howard was just 10 in 1911 when she asked Santa for gloves, toffee and a baby doll.

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