Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges September 20, 2008
Wilhelmina to Sue. (Even though this letter is labeled 5 May 1902 it is more likely to have been 5 May 1923)
Thanks for stockings and thread. Both are good matches. Let me know what Ann says about peach blooms.
Why does she go so often to *Pine Forest? Nan & Ed thought you would be ready to come home with us, but
as we decided it would not be worth going if the blooms were killed, you will come back as you went down.
Look in this week's 'Standard' in children's department. [The preceding sentence is written in margin of
first page of letter.]
Mary Murphy is here and quite portly, but lost all her looks. I never thought she had much to lose. She
came up for "Mother's" things, and I had the chair, but Miss Kate may remember it. She is very much like
Bud Bartly's mother. I've been mean.
Miss Kate, Frank and Pat decided to wait until next week to go to Asheville. With love for you, Lala and
Ann. I work longer when She is in.
A current map shows Pine Forest is near St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, Scotland County. This is an
area where peach trees are plentiful and the pink
blooms are beautiful this time of year. Sue is with
Aunt Laura 'Lala' Ray and Ann (?) in Fayetteville, Cumberland County about twenty miles away. Bridges
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