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Footnote – 1948: Early Greeting Might Be Said in Bad Taste

(This article originally appeared on page 1 of the December 2, 1948, publication of the Brownsville Herald and is reprinted word-for-word below.)

PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 2—(AP)

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Halstead never eat gelatin for dessert.

This worried them considerably yesterday when they returned home from a Denver trip to find that some prankster had mixed approximately 30 gallons of cherry-flavored gelatin in the bathtub.

The glassy red stuff was inscribed in whipped cream with this premature greeting:

“Merry Christmas.”

The Halsteads arrived home to find their bathtub filled with gelatin.
The Halsteads arrived home to find their bathtub filled with gelatin.
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