The past 100 years, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 GMT

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Dec. 14, 1918: No concern is felt in this quarter as to the abundant care which will be taken of the Santa Fe poor this Christmas. There has been a steadily growing response to the Municipal Christmas tree fund, engineered by Colonel Sena, and now the Associated Charities have come forward with their usual announcement: There is practically a week until Christmas eve and though much will have to be done, executive fashion, to arrange for the purchase assignment and distribution of the gifts, it is quite safe to forecast that these two agencies will attend to it in fine style.

Dec. 14, 1993: Several needy Santa Fe families who would have received gift certificates for food on Christmas will not be getting those gifts this year, thanks to a mall thief.

For each of the past 10 years, Doris and Britt Brittenham have donated hundreds of dollars to bring Christmas cheer to poor people.

But this year the $600 they had set aside for her charitable effort was inside Doris Brittenham’s purse that was stolen as she was eating pizza at the Villa Linda Mall food court, she said in an interview Monday.