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Post by aradlaw » December 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm

A Christmas Letter by Helen Leah Reed (1860 - 1926).

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The trials of writing thank you notes. ( David Lawrence)
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I'm always glad when Christmas comes, and yet I'd like it better;
If mother wouldn't bother me to write a Christmas letter
To uncle John and Cousin Kate and dear old Grand-aunt Gray,
And all whose presents come to me from places far away.
Of course I love my presents, and if givers should forget her,
No little girl, my mother says, need write a Christmas letter.
For oh! my ink makes awful blots, though I try to do real well,
And when you write them out of school, all words are hard to spell.
I mean to mind my mother, she's so kind I would not fret her,
But when she says, "Stop playing, dear. Come, write this Christmas letter,"
That's just the thing I hate to hear, and if I dared, I wouldn't
Remember how to hold a pen, I'd make believe I couldn't.


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Post by Horner94 » December 8th, 2019, 6:54 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmasletter_reed_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:07
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by aradlaw » December 8th, 2019, 8:20 pm

Thank you Lee Ann and Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » December 10th, 2019, 7:39 am

Thank you Graham. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » December 11th, 2019, 11:08 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by Veggrower » December 11th, 2019, 12:11 pm

Here's my effort, David, with a length of 1:20:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmasletter_reed_gb_128kb.mp3

Thanks a lot,

Garth

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Post by aradlaw » December 11th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Thank you Garth. :thumbs:
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Post by tovarisch » December 14th, 2019, 11:13 am

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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » December 14th, 2019, 2:05 pm

Thank you Adrian and tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by caitlinvoiceactor » December 14th, 2019, 6:13 pm

This one was super cute. Thank goodness for email - makes thank you notes so much easier XD

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https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/christmasletter_reed_cb_128kb.mp3

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 14th, 2019, 6:19 pm

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