Letters to Esther

Letters to Esther is a collection of letters written to Esther Munro of Geneva, Indiana. The letters span from 1900 to the 1960s, with the bulk of them coming from the 1920s.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

November 15, 1919, From Ruth and Mamma

Geneva Indiana
Nov. [1]5, 1919.

Dear Sister:

I will first answer your question. The table runner is 67 ½ in. long not counting the fringe on the one edge. Mamma found out what you want to make her for her birthday present. When she was reading your letter she found that note and wondered why you addressed it to me so she read it.

In our Domestic Science we gave Helen Buntz and Joel Monce some weeks ago and invited all the teachers in the school and the janitor. They (D.S. girls) [earned] money by selling soup, popcorn balls and candy (&) icecream at the box social. We sold soup again (different kind). And only three boys bought soup. While all the girls bought. We are going to have a birthday dinner for Clare & I this coming Tuesday.

This evening there were things happening that were quite unusual. After Mr. Whitsel unloaded a load of sugar beets from the wagon he got 90¢ worth of coal and tied the team. When he came back from a store the team was gone and also the wagon. We just got word that there was a team tied up north of school building (in Geneva). Papa & Clark & Mr. Whitsel have just gone to town to see if it is ours. (I will tell you later the final facts). Yes, it is ours. Clark knows there were not tied up there very long. No telling what the team and wagon were used for but the coal was still there. (I rewrote this to-day (Sunday))


Mon. A.M.

I thought Ruth would tell more than she did. For she could have. Boys got beat badly at Bluffton Fri. night. 40 to 15. Clark did not play. it was a larger floor than they were used to & they had glass stops, which fooled the boys in throwing for basket.

I went to S.S. Minnie L. was there. She asked about you and for your address. Unless she forgets it I think you will hear from her. She has been home for six weeks. (over to Lloyd's)

Those verses are cute, don't you think? But I'm afraid the less expensive things might be so insignificant when one got them they might not like them after all.


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