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Singing like the angels at Christmas

December 15, 2013
The OBSERVER

When Ted Jakubowski, a United States Navy World War II veteran and Dunkirk native, died in California in 1982, among his personal papers was a 1936 Christmas letter from his godchild and niece. The child had just learned to write, and wrote to thank her Uncle Ted for the dollar he had sent her. She now had $1.98, which would help Santa to bring the three gifts she longed for - an Orphan Annie stove and two Dy-Dee dolls. One doll was for her little sister, Gail.

 
 

 

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