L is for Letter from grandma.
This 1944 letter was among the ephemera that I scanned last year while visiting with mother. It was written by my grandmother Blanche Barker Piggott and addressed to her mother-in-laws; my great-grandmother.
This letter is precious to me because she talks about mom when she was just a wee one. Of course this is one letter that mom kept for herself.
January 25, 1944
How is everyone down your way?
I have been going to write ever since
Xmas and thank you for the parcel
but haven't been able to do it.
After the kids got over the whooping
cough they all had the flu. They are
all well right now and I hope they
stay that way until the rest of the
Joyce is surely fat. I made her some
pajamas and she looks as wide as
she does high. Just like a little
round ball. She practically runs
all day from one room to the other.
The kids surely enjoy her now.
They play with her and spoil her
more every day.
Madsen likes his job fine. He
gets a raise the first of the month
and another one the first of March.
I am glad he has been home.
I don't believe I could have
managed without him the last
month. I have had a congested
gall bladder and it has been
plenty hard to get around and
take care of things. I have felt
better today than I have for a
The kids have been very good to
help me. They wash dishes and sweep
floors and dust when they are home
Matt goes to work at nine o'clock
and gets home between 5 and 6
Do you hear from David often?
We received a letter a few days
Is Oliver working or did he get
a job when he went back.
Do you see Mrs. Hart very often
or have they moved to another
I never hear any news here
in town, at least until it is old
Matt is in Paris all day and I
never leave the place
Do you still like Ogden or would
you just as soon be back in Bear
Lake. It is warmer here now than
it was about a week ago. I some-
times wish we had your bath-
room up here. It would come
in plenty handy right now.
It is getting late so will close
with love to you all
Check out Gould's Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge for more stories about the letter L.