I always felt because I was born on his favorite sister's birthday [referring to their father] + had her name + was the baby + only girl that he favored me but I do not mean let me get away with anything. I think girls as a rule do not get into anything. Mother favored Daniel more + always took his word rather than mone in our diffaculties. I realized it + took it for granted. He + I were closer in age + played together as youngsters. He seemed in later years especially to have close feeling for me + again no use which I laid to his condition at the time.
This was written for the 11th edition of Smile for the Camera: Brothers & Sisters, to be hosted by footnote Maven at Shades of the Departed.
Binns, Tamerson Carlisle. (Buchanan, MI) to “Dear Vivian” [Vivian Carlisle LaValle]. Letter. 28 October 1960. Digital Images 1-9. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1,Genealogical Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]
Photographs - digital images privately held by Apple.