Saturday, November 29, 2008

Solomon Grimes, 13 Dec 1880

Goffs Hotel
Portland Mich Dec 13/80
Dear Bub & Anna,
I want to hear from you ever so much how do you get along? What be at? and how do you like your new home +c +c +c have you succeeded in breaking old mills wind yet? How is Frank? You can’t guess how I would like to pop in and See you. I have had a pretty hard time So far been real Sick and had some very bad Breaths. Snowbound. there is no snow in this part of the county not enough to track _ cut. I will send you an envelope and you must send it as soon as possible or I may miss it. Hope you are all well and happy. I feel Suer you are dear good children

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I go to Lansing __ the morning at 8-22. and from there to Detroit tomorrow night I think. May stop more before I get to Detroit. It is too near the close of the year for my business. all want to wait until after new years so to camce anew. Still I manage to do Something. Prinsply Spend Money. I shall settle up and send men too. Do you have enough to eat? and is it cooked good. if so you ought to eat a little for me. I send you a ser__ written the first night out which I have carried it ever since.
Write me as full particulars as you can, I am not yet homesick but sick another way.

yours very truly

I had a very hard time with the hand writing on this one.

For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Michael Camfield

Grimes, Solomon. (Portland, MI) to “Dear Bub and Anna” [Ashley and Anna Carlisle]. Letter. 13 December 1880. Digital Images 1-2. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1880, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]


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Miriam Robbins said...

I love your new profile picture, Apple!

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Thanks Miriam! I thought I'd dress up for the holidays.