1936 letter

1936 letter from great grandma

  It is clear in this letter how close my Great grandmother and my great aunt were. They enjoyed baseball and shared every detail of their happenings when they were apart. They lived together until Great grandmother’s death in the 1970s. Postmarked Ridgetown Ont. Aug 18 1936 Addressed to Miss Helene Duck 1017 Ouellette Ave.…

90-year-old letter

This letter was written by my eight-year-old Great Aunt about my Grandpa Donald (then 4) and my Great Grandmother. It’s just a simple day-in-the-life of a rural family, 3 generations before my own children (age 6 and 5). It was written exactly 90 years ago. This letter, never sent, was probably just an assignment by…

1926 child's letter

Christmas report: 1925

A year after we saw a letter from Gibson, here is my almost 10-year-old Great Aunt’s report on her Christmas of 1925, written just after New Year’s, 1926. Of interest, I just read a Bobbsey Twins book to my kids. Can you imagine receiving a dozen handkerchiefs today? I bet Grandpa, who would have been…

1913 letter

1913 letter from Chicago

Today I have another letter to share from my Great Grandmother’s friend, Alma. This one was very pale and difficult to read, dating back 101 years. 34 So St. Louis Ave. Ave. – Ill. Chicago – 15th June 1913 My dear Mary, I presume you are wondering where I am at – all this long…