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Irish man finds decades old letter to Santa in Chimney

By Daniel Uria
Irish man finds decades old letter to Santa in Chimney
Twenty-four-year-old construction worker Lewis Shaw discovered a decades old letter to Santa, written by a boy named David, while dismantling a chimney in a 1930's home in Ireland. He was able to find the letter's author and is set to return it to him on Friday. Photo by Lewis Shaw/Facebook

CAVERSHAM, Ireland, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- An Irish construction worker discovered a young boy's letter to Santa, which had been stuck in a chimney for over 50 years.

Lewis Shaw, 24, discovered the letter written by a young boy named David while tearing down a chimney 1930's home in Caversham on Monday and shared a photo of it to Facebook.

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"Reading it has made me realize how ungrateful we are these days," he wrote. "Kids requesting expensive electronic toys from Santa and all little old David here asked for was a Rupert annual, drum box of chalks, soldiers and Indians, slippers, silk tie pencil box, and any little toys that Santa has to spare!"

Inspired by the letter, Shaw was able to find out David's last name from the neighbors and arranged to return the letter to him after tracking him down on Facebook.

"We found hm with the help of the old lady next door," he told Breaking News Ireland. "He now lives on the other side of Reading in Tilehurst and the local online paper Get Reading has arranged for us to meet him tomorrow."

Pulled a chimney down this morning from a 1930s semi in Caversham, found this Christmas list from a kid called David....

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Posted by Lewis Shaw on Monday, December 7, 2015

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