Posts tagged ‘letter’

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.

March 31, 2011

December 27, 1911

by Stephanie Dana

Dear Mother-

Well I suppose you are lonesome without Dad. He seems to enjoy himself quite well here. He lays a bed until seven o’clock and sits up until nine.

We had a nice lot of Xmas presents. Edward’s tree looks nice. Mary got fifty cents worth of decorations for it and I got him a red rubber dog, Rena a teddy bear, Mr.G two books, Edward Carroll a book and rubber ball, Helena a bonnet, Nellie Jewell a celluloid elephant and a bag of candy from the Sunday school.

The things that came from home was best of all. His knife and fork and spoon are lovely.

Sweet Mary has gone to Concord today to have some tooth filled. It is raining a little so she may get her fine feathers wet.

Percy has just gone to take the tester to the train. Catrina didn;t do as well as we expected. Her largest days milk was ninety five, she made 19.819 butter fat and gave 615 lb. of milk.

Mary, the tester and  I went up to the school house Xmas tree. We had a good time.


Gramp is holding Edward Herbert.


Dear Ma and Leland

I will write you another time today.

I have been away from home for six days and this makes five times that  I have written home and not a word from you only what you wrote to Leila the day I left. I think that is just the way to do. It has rained here all day and I did not go to Concord but may go tomorrow.

I think Queen Veeman Wayn did pretty well don’t you? I priced him at $1,000 to the man in Poland, but did not give hie things any price, but refused what he offered.

I think I will leave here Father’s Day and come home Tuesday.

Mary is pleasant part of the time and part of the time a little short. She looked like the fifth calf when I gave them their presents.

Well I can’t think of any more this time so goodbye with Love,