Posts tagged ‘1912’

May 9, 2011

March 20, 1912

by Stephanie Dana

Dear Mother,

Percy has been over to Concord today to hear Taft speak. Mr. C invited him to go.

I sent out an order to the National ___ for a coat. Hope it will be alright.

We washed yesterday and I will iron tomorrow then I will pack what time I have. Mary is coming back Saturday to stay until we go. Claude is working nights to keep the cows clean. We are not testing. If nothing happens t prevent we will start the 30 of March and get home April 1st.

It has rained here today and thaws every day so the snow is most gone. I am afraid we will get into floods on our way home.


May 5, 2011

January 15, 1912

by Stephanie Dana

Dear People-

Well it has been a long time since I have written a letter and I can’t think of much to say today. We received father’s milage, he didn’t make a half long enough visit but it was better than none.

Mary is over to Henry Dow’s for a few days. Their boy has had pneumonia but is better now. Guess she is doing house work. When they came after her, she said she should have go as a domestic. Percy was installedas master last Friday night. Guess there was quite a crowd out.

Our new clock is pretty or at least I like it. It is a green to represent bronze not one of the black ones. They are so common.

Things must look queer to see Ellisking all in ashes and Sandy Creek too.  A very bad time for a fire. We have good sleighing and terrible cold weather. 30 below zero this morning but it looks like a thaw right now.

I think you people fared pretty well for Xmas as well as us. Chicopee folks done themselves. Mary said queer they didn’t send Edward something. Every body gave him something. He looks to cute for mention in his sweater and leggin pants and little cap. He wears his cap up and down stairs every time couldn’t get along with out it.

The gray team is down in Carrolls farm. A Polander is drawing lumber. We have an old wheezer. We don’t show her any mercy they might have known her wind wouldn’t hold out and she stands with out hitching sometimes with the milk.


Mary left Mitchel letter’s laying around and he wrote something like this it was dayed Sept. 19.

Mr dear…Please let me know for you probably have heards something, why Leland don’t put his horse over here. I know it is handier for him this warm weather but if he wanted to come here he is perfectly welcome to and if not the same. You see Mitchel is getting her to say things then goes to you the same. Tell him nothing more only that I say he’s  a _______.


P.S. Edward weighs 24 1/4 now about the same height but growing nicely.