Friday, March 27, 2009

Sarah Ann Camfield, 28 June 1898

Batavia june 28th 1898

Dear Children

we are here on earth yet and in pretty good health Father has been having abad time with his leg again but not as bad as he has had before he has not been in the field to work for nearly two weeks but helped do chores and milk and such but is getting much better now has worked some in the garden. I am well excep rheumatism but keep going from morning until night but when night comes I am glad to go to bed
but Libby came home last sunday night she is not verry strong yet but seems to be gaining she can helps me now she did not fetch the Baby she thinks she is not strong enough to take care of

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him yet he is abig fat boy he will be four month old tomorrow Mrs Warner was here with him yesterday it was the second time I have seen him
we are going to work at the cherries next week we have lots of them we shall have to get them picked on shares mostly the hay is ready to begin to cut so the men wont have much time Father cant pick much we Libby and I am not able to do much at it I think I have done my share of hard work in thisworld I cannot see the half of the time my glasses gave out the othe day I amgoing to brons on to get some new ones in aday or two I might have gone to day if I had thought of it intime

write when you can

S A Camfield
and M Camfield

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. 28 June 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.]

1 comment:

tipper said...

I'm still enjoying the letters-and loving the peek into the past and into their lives.