Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sarah Ann Camfield, 24 March 1898

March 24th Batavia 1898

Dear Children

we are well that is Father and myself we are all there is here or have been for the last five weeks Libby and Fred is at her Mothers yet she is not able to sit up yet has set up alittl while three times since she was confined. Fred has to be there to take care of her she dont turn her self in bed he has to lif her and turn her in bed he has been here 3 or 4 times alittle while since they went there five weeks ago
Father and I went there aweek ago went to see the boy he is abright smart looking little fellow and he is so good natred he dont cry hardly at all Mrs Warner says if he get enough to eat it is all he cares
Father and I do the work here there 14 head of cattle to feed and water and take care of two cows to milk and 24 hogs to feed and care for 1 span of horses all tp take care of we only churn once a wek

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I am not telling you this to complain of the work only kind of a brag how smart we are you know
we are having such lovely weather it is so spring like the grass is so green I think it was a month later when the grass was as green as it is now I have been sewing carpet rags some latelt but I spend most of my spare time reading I wrote a letter to Rosy and sent it to day to the office to day Father went to Bronson this forenoon
we came pretty nar mooving back on our old place this spring but I guess we shall stay here this year if we live solong
our hens have began to lay we have sold 15 dozen 9 cts per dozen

write when you can

May the Lord bess and keep you all

So goodby for this time

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

Camfield, Sarah Ann (Batavia, MI) to “Dear Children”
[Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 24 March 1898 Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1898,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]


Velda said...

I'm really enjoying these letters Apple, what an amazing glimpse into life back then.

I have an award for you on my blog.

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Velda - Thank you! I'm glad you are sticking with them. Knowing others are reading them keeps me going :-)

Jasia said...

I'd like to see some of that really green grass about now! All we have here is dull brown. :-(

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Jasia - I'd take brown, I still have white! :(

(Actually I'm just finally to the point where I can see more lawn area covered by grass than snow, but I have plenty of the white mess left.)