Friday, February 27, 2009

Sarah Ann Camfield, 1 March 1893

Noble March 1st 1893

Dear Children we received your letter and also papers in due time and have talked enough about wrighting to write adozen letters

my hands are so lame it is hard work for me to write it has been cold weather here this winter I suppose it has been there also we have had conciderble snow here but not as much as you have had I suppose it has thawed now acouple of days and the sleighing is gone but the snowbanks are as high as the fences in places

we have not heard from Josephs folks since Fred came home the 14th of January Fred has not got aplace to work yet we are all well as usual some times I think more

I have ^not been to Bronson twice this winter

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that is all I have been out I have not been to Bogarduses since cutting corn time last fall we have had 3 pleasant days it did seem so much like spring this morning Fred says he has Robbins and blue Birds I dont think I ever saw so much stormy weather in one winter there has hardly aday it sis not storm we have hardly seen the sun al winter

they did not get Mrs Catons age right she was 73 instead of 83 as they had it in the paper the paper said she was born in 1819 and then said she was 83 you can see that was not right she told me her gae and she was 2 years younger than I was born 1817 and am 75 write when you can we are going to smoke our hams have you smoked yours it is night so I stop S A Camfield

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I will try and not wait so long next time

For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Michael Camfield
Henry Bogardus, Shirt-tail Cousin

Camfield, Sarah Ann (Noble, MI) to “Dear Children”
[Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 1 March 1893. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2009.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1891 - 1893,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]


Tex said...

Hi Apple,
Just a note to let you know I'm still reading and enjoying your family letters. Transcribing them and posting them is a real labor of love. My grandparents lived in South Dakota and Sarah Ann's descriptions of the snow being fence-high are familiar. brrrrr

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of complaining about my stiff, arthritic hands, which take a little warming up before they want to work quite right. And here I am in a warm house, with no drafts, with an electric stove, automatic washer and dryer, hot and cold running water, microwave, you name it. I remember F-in-L talking about waking up and shaking the snow off the covers onto the floor in the morning, the snow blew in the upstairs of the house they lived in, which wasn't finished.

I've got nothing to complain about, absolutely nothing.

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Tex and Pam,

Thanks for sticking with me! I complain about the cold too much I guess. I really would not want to live under the conditions that Sarah and Mike did.