Mamma said I couldn't have any more pages than she or I would have to pay the postage. I'm broke.
She tells Daniel that his dog, Peter and his pet ferrets are fine. I don't know why I was quite surprised that Grandpa had ferrets but I was! A neighbor boy named Leland was helping to take care of them. A quick check of the 1900 census and found Leland Robinison, age 9, living on Moccasin Ave, behind the Carlisle's. So Leland was Toley's nephew.
She was making Grandma Camfield (Sarah Ann) an bonnet and making over her winter hat.
This line puzzled me:
Mrs. Treccoe has taken her two older children away. Yesterday her cow got away + ate so many pairs that it nearly died.
Anna will explain more in her next letter and spelled the name Tryco.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Carlisle, Tamerson Louisa (Buchanan, MI) to “Dear Daniel”
[Daniel Michael Carlisle]. Letter. 20 September 1905. Digital Images 1-4.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1905,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]