Monday, December 8, 2008

Sarah Ann Camfield, 29 March 1882

Noble Center March 29 1882

Dear Children

I arrived safe home monday and met Father on the Car steps to meet me I found every thing all write not a Calf nor lamb nor Colt nor any thing new but we have 2 Calves now no Colt yet nor lambs Mr B had not been there nor has he yet nor have we heard from them I have been out all the fore noon helpinh learn the Colt to plow When I got in the car in Buchanan I found a jack knife with two blades so I have a knife of my own we have rather unpleasant weather though monday was pleasant they had a hail storm at south bend the morning we went to the depo when it rained so there the hail cobered the ground


the hail stones were as large as hickory nuts sunday where there had been no tracks in the sand it looked as if some one had made the holes with a large cane poked it down about half an inch No Colt nor lambs yet
I am so lonesome without Fred it was such bad weather Father had not plowed a furrow when I got home and only a little yet

I dont think of nay thing more

Joseph was gone to Chicago afther furniture for his shop when I came away

I guess Fred had been visiting again and Sarah Ann took him home to South Bend, IN. It's not clear if she got to see Anna during her trip.

Joseph had a barber shop at some point. I wonder if that was what he was buying furniture for or if he tried his hand at something else first?

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

Camfield, Sarah Ann Wisner. (Noble Center, MI) to “Dear Children” [Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 29 March 1882. Digital Images 1-2. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1882 - 1883, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

1 comment:

Velda said...

Oh you are so lucky to have these letters! I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I was able to find this....I love reading about genealogy :)