Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Letter
Object ID 2015.008.035
Collection Fogleman Family Collection
Summary Letter, to Bessie Oldham Wiley from Cora E. Jones Wiley, February 6, 1949. Message handwritten in blue ink. Stationery is off-white, textured, and printed with Bible verse in upper left corner: "Blessed in the man that maketh / the Lord his trust - PS. 40:4". One page.

Transcription [sic]:
Statesville, N.C. / Feb 6 - 1949 / Dearst Bessie and all, / Your card received and was / glad to hear from you and that / you all got home safe but was sorry / you all could not stay longer. we / enjoyed you alls visit lots. I thought / about you all lots after you left as / it went to snowing we did not have / a big snow. It was right cold last / week but is warmer to night and / has been raing some tonight. I think / Vera is improving some. she went to / see the doctor last Tuesday and got / another shot he told her if she gets / along all right she need not come / back for two weeks. Pearl Vera and / Billy are planning to go to Charlotte / next thursday to see the doctor about / her feet they still bother her a good / deal. I will have to stay at home / and look after the dogs and cat. / Mrs. McCombs has been real sick / for the last week she is having / trouble with her gall blaster / and high blood presure. I went / to see her this after-noon she / seemed a little better. Bettie and / Linela was to see us last night she / sure is a sweet good baby. One of Billys boy friends taken supper / with us to night. I had a letter / from Minnie last week. they was / well, but Minnie said her work was / back, they keep saying they are / coming to see us but they have end / been yet. I have finnished my pillow / cases and have a vanity set all / most finished. I spent the day with Clara Rouche last thursday. she / is married again her husband / came after me and Billy came for / me about five oclock. they live out / on the Winston road about three / miles from town they have built a / beautiful home. I hope your nerves / have got better. first remember / God does everything for the best. and he never puts more on us then we can bear. gues Thomas is glad / to be at home and I know you / are glad to have him at home. / how is F. A. getting along tell him / I would be glad to get a line / from him. I want to come to / see you all as soon as Vera gets / able to do the work. My feet and / ankles are still swolen and hurts me / right much, if they dont soon get / better I think I will have to go to see / the doctor. I got a letter from Faye / last week, we was so glad to have / you all, tell Lillie I think it was a / shame she did not come with you all. / I must close for this time. hope all / are well, so good night with love to / all. hoping to hear from you real / soon. lovingly mamma. / I am enclosing some of the Gus Travis colums / I thought the / boys might enjoy them.
Date February 6, 1949
People Oldham, Lillie
Sweeney, Pearl Wiley
Sweeney, William A., Jr.
Wiley, Bessie Oldham
Wiley, Cora Ella Jones
Wiley, Franklin A., Jr.
Wiley, Franklin A., Sr.
Wiley, Vera May
Credit Line Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman