"Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill!
Most all the time, the whole year round, there ain’t no flies on me,
But jest ‘fore Christmas I’m as good as I kin be!"
Eugene Field (1850 - 1895)
The basket tied to the back of the bike is from Pottery Barn.
The Jingle Bell Book has a 1948 copyright. I can't remember a Christmas
my mother didn't have it on display.
The picture was an advertisement/give-away put out by the
Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Company. It's an advent calendar. Each day a cotton ball was to be glued on Santa's beard. By Christmas Day, the beard was completely filled in. The advent calendar contains no date or markings. The 7-Up logo in the lower right corner is late 1960s to mid-1970s.
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