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Letter from Lillian to Ralph

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Date: Mar 1925
Surname/tag: Lathrop
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Letter written by Lillian Antionette (Lathrop) Bennett to her brother Elmer Ralph Lathrop. No date was mentioned in the letter, but it was postmarked 28 March 1925 in Manhattan Kansas. The letter was transcribed by Carolyn Mahoney on 11 August 2018.

From:
Mrs. R. R. Bennett
601 N. Juliette
Manhattan, Kansas

To:
Mr. E. R. Lathrop
Carrollton, MO

Dear brother Ralph,

I am hoping that I haven’t forgotten your address, but will chance it. I haven’t heard from any of you folks for ages. I am such a poor hand to write. But right now we think we may come to see you. Dick gets his vacation the last two weeks in June. We are not taking any big trip this year, but expect to put most of our vacation time in working in the yard. We bought a new place last September, or Dick did. I was in Wisconsin and didn’t know anything about it until it was all done. He even moved in while I was gone. The man that was in the place needed money, so we traded houses and paid him the difference. We think we are going to have a very pretty place when we get all the shrubs and flowers in that we want. But those things take time and also money.

Albert was in St. Louis a week ago today and called me up by long distance. I was sorry that he couldn’t make it out here. If he is sent to either Omaha or Denver he could stop here, but it takes time to come from St. Louis here.

How are you liking Missouri by now. We had a very early spring here, and we have also had late frosts. It is quite cool here now, but everything looks lovely.

When I was in Wisconsin, I heard that Urban was married. Is that so? Where is Loraine? Is Ophia still caring for her mother. I heard last summer that she was practically helpless.

Now we tho’t maybe we might drive up to Kansas City for two or three day, and if convenient for you, we might run on out to your place. But let us know as to convenience and also condition of roads and how to get there.

Love from both of us
Your sister Lillian





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