Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sarah Ann Camfield, 3 Jan 1888
Noble Center 3rd 1888
I dont know what you must think of us that we have not written before I thought I would write before Christmas but I did not we butchered and I had to do more than I was and and have been waiting to get a little over it I felling better now I have to do what I can and let the rest go Fred helps me in the morning what he can of course I dont have much to do but I am not able to do much we are as well as usual our presents came all rite but we feel ashamed to except because we did not send you any I intended to send you and Joseph each acrock of butter but our have rather gone back on us they are not doing
verry we expect they would give milk til march but they are most dry now.
Joseph sent a box of things to Fred for Christmas and among them he sent Father a pair of slippers and me a china cup and saucer
we have had quite a pleasant winter so far afew cold days and then warm we have a little snow now some sleighs slip round but a wagon runs the best there has been no sleighing yet so far
we hope you are all well and enjoying your selves Children and all how I should like to see you all I hope we shall when warm weather comes
how is your rheumatism this winter how is Ashley’s health this changeable weather would be bad for his lungs
write as often as you can
S A Camfield
Too bad Sarah didn't mention what presents Anna had sent. Without these letters I'd have no idea about Anna's rheumatism or Ashley's lung problems.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Camfield, Sarah Ann. (Noble Center, MI) to “Dear Children”
[Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 3 January 1888. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1887 - 1889,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]