Letter:FAWCETT, Henrietta to Eugene Gauss III - 1891-11-30
|From||FAWCETT, Henrietta (1817 - 1909)|
|To||GAUSS, Eugene, III (1873 - 1891)|
|Date:||30 Nov 1891|
|Collection||Minna Gauss Reeves collection|
Boone County Mo.
Nov. 30th 1891
I fear you are thinking that I have forgotten your birthday -- I had the money ready to send, but when I failed to hear from Blanche was afraid to send it for fear it would be lost, and Blanche's letter did no reach me till the Saturday night after your birthday -- the following week we had company and I had no time to write, and last week no one went to Columbia except George and he cannot mail a letter with money in it. -- Our company was cousin Anna McCluer (Boss' wife) and two children. She was in Columbia several days visiting her cousin Mr. Blanton who is Prof. at the University and came home with Eugene after church -- She has two pretty children Francis the oldest one is a bright handsome boy -- sis thinks if she had the management of them their manners would be better -- all the small articles she usually keeps on her toilet had to be put in the wardrobe beyond their reach -- after they left she said repeatedly Lizzie's children never behaved so, they never troubled my things -- Perhaps you would like to hear from your old acquaintances the cows, we are only milking two, little Red and Fawn -- but I make more butter than we can use -- Fawn has proved to be a good butter cow -- little Jersey keeps her reputation but she is dry now -- Two of Tate's favorites Lucy and the heifer, had to be sold to the butcher -- Blanche wrote that your mama was sick, I hope she is well now -- We are all well here except Tate -- he is suffering with a constant headache now -- his whole system appears to be out of order -- The doctors say it all comes from the stomache, so far they have failed to relieve him -- Your Papa is busy, can't you let us know how his business is?
Love to all, Grandma Gauss
Source:Handwritten original in the private collection of the Chambless family. Transcribed to softcopy by Susan D. Chambless, June 25, 2000.