Candy Cane (1865)

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Tue Dec 10 17:19:57 UTC 2002

Would that children asked for so little these days. . . .

At 08:41 PM 12/9/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>    Someone asked me if I could beat 1897 for "candy cane."  From full
> text of HARPER'S WEEKLY, pg. 807, 23 December 1865:
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>.. . . te it for me?" "Auntie" took her
>pen and wrote verbatim at the child's dictation:
>"Dear Santa Claus, -- I wish you would get me a lit-
>tle dolly, turning around, if that belongs to Christmas;
>and a candy cane, if that belongs to Christmas. If it
>don't, I don't want it. And an apron for my doll, if
>Christmas brings aprons. If it don't, I don't want any.
>That is all I want.

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