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.