A photocopy of the original letter was lent to me for a few weeks by my mother's first cousin, Winifred Stetson, back in 1989. When I read the handwritten letter, I realized for the first time that it was actually possible for an ancestor to leave some kind of memento that would give insight into both their personality and their life. It was truly the beginning of my fascination with genealogy.
For photos and more information on my great grandmother MARY ETTA (KENNEDY) BROWN, please see my previous blog post of March 2010.
Here is a copy of my transcription:
Have a great day!
© Betty Tartas 2010
Wow, what a powerful letter. What women had to go through in those days! It always seems like fiction until you read a letter from a real person like this.
I can't imagine such a life, it was so hard (I've been through Bodie) and even through her letter, you could see how pleasant she was. Thanks for sharing this.
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