Saturday, October 17, 2009

Francis Ashley Carlisle, Apr 23, 1907

Chicago Ill
April 23 07

Dear Ones at Home

Sunday afternoon at 3.00 oclock in Sunday school the baby fell off a bench and broke his arm.

The fractire is in the large bone of the right arm about one inch above the elbow. We immediately summoned doctor who were obliged to administer chloroform before setting the bone. Because of the nearness of the fractire to the elbow joint the doctor gives us little encouragment of satisfactory healing saying the chances are 10 to 1 that the arm will be allways stiff. He is a good baby and trys so hard to be good. He rested fairly well last night. The arm is in a Plaster of Paris Cast. We will let you know if all does not do well.

As ever

Poor little Sewell had a rough childhood! This is not the type of letter any grandparent wants to receive. Do you htink this was a silent request for Anna to come and help?

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

Carlisle, Francis Ashley (Chicago, IL) to “Dear Ones at Home”
[Sarah Ann Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 23 April 1907. Digital Image.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1907,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

1 comment:

tipper said...

Sounds like the kinda hint I used to give my mother when I needed help with my babies-but hated to ask for it. Why oh why is it so hard to ask for help-at least it is for me.