Papa wants me to write, so I will. I did not intend to write again but he wants me to write to tell you to stat as long as you want to. because he is at home now. He got through last Saturday night but Tuesday and Wednesday he threshed.
Without actually saying she thinks Anna should come home she lists many reasons why she should. They hired out the laundry and then had to do the ironing. Anna's mother, Sarah Ann, "has had a very lame back for several days nearly ever since you left." Tamerson hadn't been feeling well herself and listed several arches and pains that had been troubling her. One reason listed for Anna to stay was that Tamerson had only made four loaves of bread and was looking forward to having baker's bread when it ran out.
She also included the town's sick report:
Old Mr. East is very sick. I don't know whats the matter. Old Mr. Sparks is not expected to live. I got a letter from Toley last Friday and she said. "Violet Alphont is very sick."
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Carlisle, Tamerson Louisa (Buchanan, MI) to “Dear Mother”
[Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 17 September 1902. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, Apr – Dec 1902,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]