Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges August 14, 2011
Sept 1st '02
Dear Miss Wilhelmina:
What a week this has been! There was the teaming up of the springs of the great deep when Morganton must be left - Then
the hurried man-ia of departure - and the long tumultuous journey to my home (I hardly know whether it should be called
"new" or "old"- My route was vis - Chester & Hickory - At the latter place I grew tired of waiting & so took the *Narrow
Gauge to Lenoir - & came back all the way to Chester- We came within a point of having an accident and a genuinely bad one-
There was a terrified coach as we were going at least 25 miles per hour between Gastonia & **Yorkville - The old women
observed that the train was off the track - & persisted (pg-2) in this idea during the five minutes it took us to slow
up- On returning a party of us found a rail - broken half in two two feet of it having broken away!
Yesterday was my first Sunday here & I was homesick for you all- Oh why did I ever leave Morganton! I felt like exclaiming
all day long- I preached for my father last night to a fairly good audience- Really I never imag-ined I loved my Morganton
Today school has begun & all morning the new Superintendent has been introducing him-self to his duties- Time and time I have
said to myself-: "Oh, for Miss Wilhel-mina" We can never do without you any more- Your place is here, and we are counting on
you at the earliest possible (pg-3) moment.
In the meantime Miss Lillian Erskine has charge after Mary Jacobs-
I am beginning to find my place here and to see that it is a very reprehen-sible one- I would give anything if you were here.
Our Monthly, which is going out today will give you the news. Remember that I am homesick for Morganton & the news from you
all- and am especially anxious to hear from you about anything bearing on your coming to be with us here-
I am saving up a lot of things to tell you when I see you in October
Remember me to Mrs. Ray & Miss Hunt & Sue & Gordon-
**present day York, SC
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