Patricia Guinan promises to leave out milk and crackers for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, 1947.
Life je nedavno prikupio i na svom sajtu objavio presmešnu seriju fotografija Marthe Holmes u kojima klinci telefoniraju Deda Mrazu. Ovo mi je posebno blisko zato što se sećam da sam i ja svojevremeno tražila da mi “daju gorepomenutog bradatog gospodina na kabinet”.
Bann Kernan, who is 7 years old, squirms with delight as she asks Santa for a wrist watch. Moments later,
she gave the phone to her younger brother, Bennie, 5, who requested a train.
Jo Ann Ward "began with aplomb by saying, 'Hello, Santa Claus. How you feel?'"
The three-year-old wanted a doll and a boat.
Jimmy O'Brien, 4, asked for a bike and a sailboat. When Santa asked where he lived,he said, 'You know where.’
Calling Santa, 1947
After "making sure he could not hear and be disillusioned," Bann Kernan "whispered confidingly to the LIFE researcher" that there is "no Santa Claus," while brother Bennie remained blissfully unaware.