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200 years of being a ‘right jolly old elf’
By Barbara Miller Beem There’s nothing like the Christmas spirit to bring out the best in a doting grandfather. And so it was in 1822, when a respected professor at a New York seminary put pen to paper and wrote a fanciful poem for his grandchildren. At a holiday gathering, the eldest daughter of the guest of honor requested a copy of his poem for her personal album.