Saturday, August 23, 2008

Elizabeth Belden To Sarah Ann Camfield Dec 19, 1910

Benedict Nebr Dec 19th

My Dear Aunt

Do you realize it is almost Christmas again and I want you to know I have not forgotten you but wish you once again Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I hope this will find you in your usual health as it leaves us: we have both been having colds but not serious ones

Effie’s school closed Friday for two weeks vacation and we expect to go to Malcolm in a few days to spend Christmas with our cousins

We are having fine weather

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We had quite a fall of snow a couple of weeks ago and there was good sleighing for several days which is not common here but it has thawed a good deal for several days and the snow is about gone

Not many have sleighs of any kind but I assure you the children have enjoyed the snow: there is a little hill in front of our house and the school children have thoroughly enjoyed it

Have you heard from sister Ella lately? If so you will know that they have sold their farm and will move in town in the spring It will be easier for Jake and Ella but I don’t know as they will know what to do with themselves.

We are not doing much for Christmas


this year; I have not tried to do any fancy work this year: my eyes tire too quickly to use them for anything more than necessary work and Effie does not do much of it anyway. and she has been kept too busy with her school work to do more than that

Hermon’s folks have not written for a long time: they don’t write often but a few days ago they sent me a roll of Waukegan papers with which I was pleased

We have a Christmas entertainment at the Church and Effie will be helping about it every day this week. That is a part of each day It takes so much time for those things

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but they must be done

Our pastor met with an accident about 3 weeks ago. he fell from a buggy or was thrown and broke his wrist. the right one; the Dr. said it was a bad break but he is an energetic young man and it has not entirely laid him up

Now I must close this hoping to hear from you again: tell Annie just a few lines to let me know you are will It will not take her long and shall be much pleased

With best wishes for the season for you all we remain
Your loving nieces
Elizabeth Belden

I could not make out a year for this letter but it was in the 1910 folder so that is what I've gone with.

There were no letters for 1909 and none from Ella in 1910 either so it's nice that Elizabeth mentions her upcoming move in this letter.

For more see:
Carlisle - Wisner Letters
Family of William Wisner
Descendants of Maryetta Wisner
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner

Belden, Sarah Elizabeth Hall (Benedict, Nebraska) to “My Dear Aunt” [Sarah Ann Wisner Camfield]. Letter. 19 December 1910. Digital Images 1-4. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1910-1911, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]

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