|Object ID||2015.008.025 A-B|
|Collection||Fogleman Family Collection|
2015.008.025 A: Letter, to Willie Culberson from Lillie Oldham, dated January 26, 1912. Handwritten, pencil on paper. Five pages; message written on one side only.
2015.008.025 B: Envelope, white paper, postmarked January 26, 1912, High Point, NC, and January 27, 1912, Danville, VA. Addressed to "Mr. Willie Culberson / Danville VA / Sta. 4". No return address. Handwritten in pencil on obverse is note "x / mushy / 1912".
(1) / West Durham, N.C. / January.26.1912 / Mr. Willie Culberson. / My Dearest Friend- / I will take the greatest of / Pleasure to answere your / kind and ever welcome / letter. which I received / this morning was more / than glad to hear from you. but Oh how much / more so to see you. / guess you are having / a fine time. I hope you / are for I never was so -
(2) / lonesome in my life. but / Mr Culberson if you was / only here times would not / be so sad with me but as / long as you are away. for / my heart is sad and I am / lonely for the one I love is / gone but I hope not to seek / another. Mr. Culberson / you said you guessed I had / forgotten you by now. No. / forget you I can never / It is vain for me to try / I will think of you forever / and love you until I die. / I don't beleive you can -
(3) / say that and mean it. / Mr. Culberson, I did not / have the least idea that / I loved you until you / left. it has almost broke / this poor little heart of / mine. I dont beleive I can / ever stay here. and you / away. but I am longing / to see your face once / more. and hear your / sweet voice would make / my broken heart rejoice. / Mr. Culberson. they have / all come very near teasing / me to death. they said
(4) / last night. I looked like / a young widow. I told / them that they not take / so much time to look / at me. You said you / was all alone thinking / of the bargain you made / that night. I sure have / thought of it time and / again. and wandering / if your promises was / true. I will be true and / faithful to all promises / until death parts us. / and I want you to be / true to the promise we
(5) / made sometime ago. I don't want you to drink / one drop of whiskey while / you are gone. Well I guess / I had better close for this / time but I could write all / day. as I am thinking of you althe time. when I am / awake I am thinking of you / and when I am asleep I am / dreaming of you. May / God be with you until we / meet again. Ans real soon. / From your True and / faithful one. / Lillie Oldham.
|Date||January 26, 1912|
Culberson, William O.
|Credit Line||Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman|