Monday, March 16, 2009

Sarah Ann Camfield, 26 August 1897

Batavia aug the 26th 1897

Dear Children
now I will try to write to you once more to let you know that we are alive and well week before last week we had company every day but one last week wednesday Father and I went to a funeral and thursday we went to another funeral here at the Church both of them
and friday and saturday we went to Bronson Father is diging potatoes our potatoes are very small few in a hill Fred and Libby went to Noble tuesday to tend to thrashing the wheat on Williams place we expected 2 hundred bushels but only got 1 hundred and thirty odd bushels last night they went to her Mothers to day is Libbies birthday and one of her Brothers also so the Children was to have a surprise on their Mother and and all come home and grand children there will be 16 in all so I supos they will have abig time.
we have been looking for Joseph and family this summer but have not heard from them in 2 months or more

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from your mother S A Camfield

Sarah's crop estimates always seemed to come up short.

I think Sarah would have enjoyed a surprise gathering of all her family.

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. 26 August 1897 Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1897,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

1 comment:

Tipper said...

Her poor potatoe crop makes me feel bad for her. I think she would have like a family gathering too.