Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sarah Ann Camfield & Rose Camfield 20 Sept 1885
Noble Center september 20th 1885
were all well and hope you are also well we have to build a stable and fix up the house we cannot build new this fall and if Ashley can come out and help us that is if he has nothing to do that will pay better we wil be glad to have him come as soon as he can if it is the last of this week now if can and will come let us know rite away or let us know as soon as possible for it is getting late if he can not come we will have to get some one else if he comes he must bring his trowel we have to build one or two chimneys I only asked Ashley to come but I meant all of you of course let us know as soon as you can if he comes or not S A Camfield
well Anna we are at the farm once more came last friday going home next week Joe is coming this week Saturday, This is the Daisy place here now and you will say so when you come
it is evening now, it seems to me this day has been a week long if you come before we leave I will see you and if you dont I wont well I have got a long week before me and it most work
So tat a for this time
Ashley Carlisle was a stone mason and I'm sure they hoped he could do the chimney work. I don't believe that he and Anna were able to make the trip from Buchanan at that time.
Rose was at the farm to collect Fred, as promised. She was used to living in the city by this time and it doesn't sound like she is looking forward to the work list that Sarah undoubtedly had for her.
I'm curious as to why Rose calls the farm the Daisy place. Ox-eyed daisies bloom in June and shasta's in July. Maybe they were re-blooming when she was there.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Camfield, Sarah Ann Wisner and Camfield, Rose Graham. (Noble Center, MI) “were all well” [Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 20 September 1885. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1884 - 1886, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]