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    Saturday
    Jun252011

    Saturday Fun: Finding Secrets in Other People's Mail

    I didn't even have to open the envelope to discover Arline's cure for rheumatism -- it's written on the envelope.

    This looks like Arline's handwriting. I use the old envelopes
    to jot down errands and recipes, don't you?

    I've spent two days reading other people's mail and still haven't found what I am looking for-- information about AuntMercy's early years as a Colorado country schoolteacher. But, I have found some treasures. Arline's home remedy is a sneak preview of the tales to come from just a few of the letters I've been sorting.

    Letters are arranged by year until about 1928. Note the name change. 
    These are all addressed to the same woman, Arline, only the surname changed.

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    Reader Comments (3)

    I can hardly wait for your posts on these letters! Looking forward to hearing the family stories contained in them :-)

    June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo

    What a great resource! There are so many stories to tell. We each anxiously look forward to hearing more of them as you find the time to share them!! Thank you, in advance, for sharing your discoveries! ;-)
    Bill ;-)

    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
    [http://thehomeplaceseries.blogspot.com/]
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"
    http://www.examiner.com/x-53135-Springfield-Genealogy-Examiner
    http://www.examiner.com/x-58285-Ozarks-Cultural-Heritage-Examiner

    Jo and Bill -- Thanks for the encouragement. Truly, it helps to know someone "out there" wants to hear these stories as much as I do.
    Denise

    June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Levenick

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