Friday, April 24, 2015

Frederic Merrill's Letter to Ma, 1937

Pup on the steps of 2047 East 54th St., Brooklyn
Have you found any letters written by your parents or grandparents or even by your more distant ancestors? My forebears either were not letter-writers or their letters have been lost or destroyed. Amongst my family artifacts, I have only one letter, a letter written by my grandfather to his mother in 1937.

I had forgotten that I had this letter. It was sent to me by a cousin several years ago, at a time when I was busy caring for my mother or otherwise focused on enjoying our newly arrived grandchildren. The note from my cousin, with the letter, got put into a stack to deal with later. And later finally came.

The past few days, I have been going through piles of miscellaneous photos and other papers, scanning them and filing them in the applicable photo album or family history binder.

Today, I rediscovered the letter For his several hundred descendants, here it is:



© 2015, Cathy H Paris

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