Letter:FAWCETT, Henrietta to Charles Henry Gauss - 1902-01-02
|From||FAWCETT, Henrietta (1817 - 1909)|
|To||GAUSS, Charles Henry (1845-1913)|
|Date:||02 Jan 1902|
|Collection||Minna Gauss Reeves collection|
Boone Co. Jan. 2nd 1902.
Your letter received last night -- We were glad to learn that you all had a pleasant christmas, and were somewhat astonished by Blanche's present -- she must have given satisfaction or possibly have kissed the Blarney Stone when speaking to her emplyers --
The weather is clear and bright here but very dry, little or no water in the creeks and ponds -- there will be no ice put up in this neighborhood unless there is an abundance of rain -- Our bored well gives sufficient water for the stock, and we are not hauling water now -- As soon as Mr. Pruitt is through with his present job he will come back and bore till we have all the water we want.
The cows are healthy, and doing well considering that they have been on dry food so long -- they are fed now on corn fodder cut fine -- Mr. Bradford and Eugene are counting the days till we have grass again --
Your aunt wrote to us about the church trouble, did not say what caused it, but complained that Sam Watson had made a violent attack on Boss charging him with evil intentions to Sam -- I fear the McCluers have been a little hasty in the matter -- they have been dissatisfied with the School for sometime -- They disliked Mr. Howison and said some hard things about him -- You were wise in not encouraging Boss to go into the lumber business, if you had done so, and Boss had failed, his family would have blamed you -- I hope it will suit you to come to see us sometime -- would like to have your opinion of your father's portrait.
With love Mother
Handwritten original in the private collection of the Chambless family. Transcribed to softcopy by Susan D. Chambless, September 14, 2001.