Newspaper research is one of my favorite parts of family history research. Not only do I find interesting and sometimes sad stories about family members, but I get to read crazy and fun articles that have nothing to do with my family history. Today I am sharing one of those stories with you; it happens to be a Christmas story.
This most unusual event was written about in The State newspaper from Columbia, South Carolina on 24 Dec 1937.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Who sent that whale? How big was the whale? What kind of whale was it? Was it actually used for fertilizer?
I’m sad to say that I haven’t found a follow up story, so I can’t answer any of those questions. Like me, you’ll just have to imagine the scene in your mind and smile, knowing that crazy stuff has been going on forever. Enjoy!
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Wow! That’s a pretty extravagant gift. I’m curious how one tops a whale the next Christmas.