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John Henry Bartlett II Blue Skies for Christmas. .Weston, MA.14580
John Henry Bartlett II Blue Skies for Christmas. .Weston, MA.14580

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Price: $65.00

Product Code: 29007124

A Christmas poem written by John Henry Bartlett, an eleven year old boy. According to the Note printed on the back the poem was printed by his parents, so that it could be read on Christmas morning. The front cover has a silhouette of Santa in his sleigh, being pulled through the sky by reindeer with the moon in the background. Below is a section of the poem: "Grandchildren all, like Faith and John, In child-life worlds now dwell, Still trusting us to learn upon, So woes we'll not foretell. Instead we'll talk of dolls and skates, And pleasant Christmas things, Of games of ball, of school play-mates, All  vacation brings. We'll banish thoughts of strife and war, Forget out debts to pay, In short forget all things that mar A perfect Christmas day." Single fold booklet, printed on blue paper with white text. Measures 6 1/4"  x 3 3/4" (folded), 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" (unfolded).. John Henry Bartlett II was born on May 26, 1928 in Boston, MA to Calvin Page Bartlett (1901-1976), a lawyer, and Blanche Bartlett nee Cameron (1904-?). He had one sister Faith Bartlett  Hickok (1931-2001). He attended Marlboro College in Vermont, and served in the Korean War. He died of cancer on July 21, 1992. At the time of his death he was a Vice President for investments for Dean Witter Reynolds.