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Letter #7


Corner Brook
December 24, 1939

My Dear Sister,

Just a few lines to let you know that I don’t forget you. I tell you I don’t because I often think of ye all and wish I was near ye to run in & have a talk to ye, but I suppose that’s impossible. I suppose ye would like to know how I am getting on. Well, I cannot say I am well because I am scarcely ever will. Most always something wrong with me. I hardly ever go out anywhere because the lease bit of cold I am sick in bed but still I got to keep up as long as I can.

I gets letters from Janie every once in a while and she isn’t very well. She is so sick all the time. When we cannot enjoy life, it is far better to be dead but then we cannot die when we like.

I hope that you are keeping well all the time. How is Beatrice getting on. I haven’t wrote you so long I hardly know what to tell you. I received your card you sent me. I would like for you to write me and tell me how you are getting on because I would love to get a word from you. In fact, all my sisters & brothers. I long to hear from them. It does me a lot of good. It seems to me like I haven’t any one belong to me and feel discouraged some time. I tell you, Berthie, I have had a lot of trouble since I came here in Corner Brook. Sometimes ready to give up all. I miss my dear boy yet & ever will. I shall never forget him while I live but I know he is best off. My husband and family is well and that’s not a bit lot. You know Graham is married and now I only got Billy is fifteen years of age. He is all my company. If he would happen to die, I would give up everything. I will write more next time. Excuse this note. From Miriam to Berthie Wish you a Happy Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Editor’s Note: Letter is well written & except for one large ink blot, neatly put together. Has aged well. Notice no mention of father, William Davis. Suspect he has died by this time. - James R. McKay


Comntributed by James R. McKay

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