A sampling of documents rescued from an attic on Ives St. in Mt. Carmel in 1975 by this writer,then a real estate salesman, as they were about to be destroyed.
The collection (in my basement for 40+ years) will be transcribed on a blog (click on "A Yankee Romance").
All rights reserved Paul D.Keane.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
* Graciously Let Down ? 1899
POSTMARK: MAY 10, 1899
POSTMARK: May 19, 1899
My dear J. Walter: -
Another tribute of your kindness came this morning –you have ever been doing them and I have appreciated [inserted “them”] all. This cheese knife is lovely my first, and doubtless last, gift from Tiffany’s, and I thank [sic] very, very much.
How slow and yet how fast the time has gone since I saw you, and I have been as busy as a [“busy” crossed out] bee [inserted], and as happy. Only a week more and then this terrible function [friction? fustian?] will be over and we can all rest. J. Walter, when you marry seek “the little church round the corner” every time.[my emphasis] The marriage will be just as legal, and you will both live longer.
I shall never forget you, dear old friend of mine and may “Sweetness” ever live in your memory. We have had many a pleasant time together, haven’t we?