To May, Corsicana TX, April 22nd 1924

Below is the letter I wrote about a few days ago.

FYI: The writer wrote on a note pad and put page numbers at the top of each page so I have included these in between the paragraphs. I do not correct any spellings, just type word for word. Enjoy.

Wednesday

Corsicana, Tex

Apr 22, 1924

Dearest May:

I have been intending to write you for several months but have been real busy. I went to Dallas yesterday & spent the day. My sweetie came from Abilene & we spent the day together.

He gave me a beautiful engagement ring. It is over 1/2 carat perfect stone & the mounting is platinum.

II

“Thursday”

I am going to get married the first part of June if I don’t change my mind.

You will see I am writing this letter on the installment plan but I had to stop & go to work.

I rec’d the pretty Easter card which you sent me & I was glad to be remember by you.

This is certainly a pretty day & I presume it is much warmer here than

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it is in Ariz. I was surprised to learn that you are in Arizona as I thought you was teaching near Clovis.

Mama gave me a beautiful Walnut, cedar lined “Hope Chest Xmas & I have been trying to get something in it before I get married but haven’t much.

I have six sheets a few pillow cases, material for bed spread, lunch cloth & cup towels.

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I have several hand towels, cup towels & about six pieces of aluminum.

While I was in Abilene I bought a beautiful dinner set of imported china, 40 pieces & they are stored there with six gobblets, six sherberts & a pitcher which are of thin cut glass.

I have about decided that I wont have time to make anything else other than tedds gown etc.

I have material to make a honey dew voile gown but I don’t even expect to get it made.

We are all tickled that you and Pat are married & I hope you will be happy together. When are you going to Breckenridge?  I know you cant hardly wait. Fleming (my sweetie) & myself are going to get married down here at the parsonage. His mother wants to come but I don’t want any one there. Would you? If we had a

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nice home I wouldn’t mind having anyone but as we are not going to marry at home I don’t want anyone.

He wants to marry on the seventh of June & I want it to be on the tenth.

I wish I was all ready married so I wouldn’t have to worry about it.

Write & tell me all about it, if the ceremony scared you etc. I count the days every day.

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The time seems long. I was operated on in Feb. Had my tonsils & adenoids removed & the ether surely did make me sick.  I feel so much better & haven’t been bothered with sore throat. Pats tonsils are in a very bad condition & I wish he would have them removed.

Bad tonsils cause so many diseases & poisons the system so I am extremely

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glad mine are gone even if I did have a hard time when they were removed.

Joan is with us now. She surely is a sweet child but will not say “please” “yes mam” etc. She is real pretty too.

I have some sweet peas & nasturtiums about six inches high & of course I am real proud of them.

If you have any pictures I wish you would send them even if you want them back I will return them.

I would give anything to be in Arizona, however I imagine it is very much like New Mex. After living in Tex. I wouldn’t think of going back to New Mex again.

Heres hoping you will excuse me for writing with a pencil & also excuse the English

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I use. Since I am no longer a school teacher I feel free to say anything to suit myself & it is a fine feeling too.

Fleming wants me to bob my hair but mama objects. How do you like bobbed hair. I know it is cool & easy to comb.

This is about all the “raving on” I can do this time. I guess I will see

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you sometime this summer. Abilene is about 70 miles from Breckenridge.

Write me real soon & tell me about the wedding n everything.

Lots of love,

Your sister in law

When Pat wrote of you he spoke of you as being the “Little Dear”

The End.

Until we meet again….

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About Golden In The Valley

Just a girl married to an English Gentleman with 3 girls, 3 dogs, some fish, and some goats.
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