Money - Luck chain letter (published). Send-a-Dime with bad luck for breaking chain. US, 1936??


Dear Friend:
   This chain was started in the hope of bringing good luck to you.  WITHIN THREE DAYS, make five (5) copies of this letter, leaving off the top name and address and add your name and address at the bottom of the list. Remember, faith, hope and charity!

   Mail or give these five copies to five of your friends or relatives to whom you wish good luck and prosperity to come. Be careful to choose friends who are reliable and dependable and who will be certain to keep the chain unbroken.

   An Army officer received $5,000 from sending out the letters. A housewife received $3,000 and a high school student received $1,000, so you can see that it pays off.

   Send 10¢ to the top name on the list, the one that you omitted. Wrap it carefully in paper, put it in an envelope, enclosing nothing else, as a charity donation.

   In turn, as your name reaches the top, you will begin receiving hundreds of dimes.

  Beware! If you break the chain, you will have bad luck. One woman was in a car accident when she broke the chain. Another woman was sued for divorce. A man lost his job. A high school student failed to pass in three subjects. Bad luck will follow you if you break the chain!

   Send your five letters today! Pick good friends you can trust! The dimes will begin arriving if you do.

From "Chain Letter Madness," by Esther Norman, Good Old Days, March, 1977 (Tower Press Inc.). "The best kind, the experts decided, were the ones that would "scare" the ones who received the letters into complying with keeping the chain unbroken. Here are some copies of actual letters found among some mementos." Says she and friends often complied out of fear, but eventually got so many that they were discarded. Mentions also: handkerchief exchange, tea-towel exchange, 25¢ money letter. See also me1935up_sd_norman.


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