Luck chain letter.  Luck By Mail type.  "Good Luck Prayer" "The luck of it has been sent to you."  US, 1959.
Good Luck Prayer.
Trust in the Lord with all thin heart.  In all things acknowledge him and he will direct thy path.

This prayer has been sent to you for good luck. It had been around the world four times, and the one who broke it had bad luck  The original came from the Netherlands. The luck of it has been sent to you. You are to have good luck four days after receiving it. This is no joke. You will receive it by mail.

The letter, which instructed me to make four copies and send them to other unsuspecting "thin" hearts, went on, quite surprisingly, with this fond word:]

Do not send money and please do not keep this copy - It must leave your hands twenty-four hours after you receive it.
General Atkins received $17,000 three days after receiving it. General Patton received $8,000 but lost it because he broke the chain.

Published: Pasadena Independent, May 21, 1959, p. 39.  Jim Galbraith column, "Into the Mailbag."  "It was a carbon copy ..."  Sic "thin" heart for "thine" heart.  Entered by DWV, Jan. 10, 2014.


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