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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tena and Katie to Katie, 31 March 1895

Canal Dover, Mar 31

Dear Sister, Brother, and all,

I will endevor to write you a few lines and let you know that I received your letter some time ago and was glad to hear from you. Well Spring has come, we are having nice warm sunny days and work is picking up most everywhere.

Will is working every day at the furnace. Last week one man was hurt at the furnace, he broke a leg right on the ankle. Mr. Peifer is his name, our neighbor. He is the boss of the furnace men.

Katharin and Albert had the measles. Katharin had them first and when she was almost over them, Albert begins with them. They are just about over them. Katharin goes to school every day when she is well.

To day the children had examination at church, next Sunday they will be confirmed. I suppose it is the same up there.

How are you all getting along, are you all well, do you get home often? I had a letter from Ma and Rose a few weeks ago. Now the work will begin on the farm and in the gardens. To day is a rainy day, it does not rain hard, but is drizzling all day. We have not had much rain yet. The boys out home are plowing. We have not made any garden yet.

I cannot think of anything more news, so I will close writing, hoping to hear from you soon.

I remain, as ever,
your sister,
C. D. Weinsz

(Albert writes: "a little note penned on the back of mother's letter by sister")

Dear Aunt Katie,
This is my first letter I ever wrote. I go to school. I go to school every day I can. Dear Aunt Katie how much I would like to see you and Grandma and Grandpa and all. I am glad that it will be Easter soon and the rabbit will bring me some nice eggs and Albert some too.

Katharin Weinsz

Notes to follow in a later post. The date of Tena's next letter is May 1.

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