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Letter # 2

 

 

Freshwater
May 26, 1931

Dear Son,

Your letter came to hand on Saturday last feel somewhat glad that you and your family are well. And thankful to say that we are enjoying the same blessing. This is the third letter we have wrote to you and you told us on your letter that you got none from us. You said on your letter that you sent us ten dollars. We told you on the last letter that we received the ten dollars all right. More than thankful to you for it come in O.K. Sorry to hear the times are so bad in the States and that you have done nothing since Xmas but let it be never so bad in the States it's not as bad as it is in NFLD for there's hundreds and thousands don't know what they're going to do this summer. The whole country is in a confusion and don't know what's going to be the end of it. We got our potatoes set but the misses and me had to work hard to set them. I got the felt for my house but I can't get nobody to help me to put it on. I suppose we'll have to try and put it on ourselves. The misses will have to put on pants and get up on the house with me and I tell you it's no load on her to climb on the house although she is seventy. You want to know if I heard from your brother Jack. Well, I haven't had a letter from him for two months and he promised to send me a few dollars but I haven't heard from him since. If he promised to send it and don't send it we will have to do the best we can without it. The weather is getting fine here now the summer is come but the fish and salmon are very scarce. I tell you there's not many stages built on Clown's (sp) Cove this summer. The captain will have lots of room to run ashore this summer. Uncle Eli and Uncle George is not much of it neither one of them. John Hayward is home walking about don't know that he's going to do this summer and hundreds more like him. We had a letter from Bertha the other day and she told us your sister Annie had a big operation and didn't know whether she'd live or die but we haven't heard anything about her since. Myself and Mrs. Davis sends best regards to you and your wife and family. No more at present. From your loving father, William Davis to his son George Will

Editor's Note: I wasn't sure of the "Clown's Cove" in the letter. The first letter on Clown matches the C on Cove but the second letter almost looks like an h. - James R. McKay

 

 

Page contributed by James R. McKay
Page revised: Sept 2002 (Terry Piercey)

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