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Object Name Letter
Object ID 2015.008.036 A-B
Collection Fogleman Family Collection
Summary 2015.008.036 A: Letter, to Bessie Oldham Wiley from Cora E. Jones Wiley, dated April 24, 1949. Handwritten, blue ink on yellow paper. One page, front and back.

2015.008.036 B: Envelope, yellow paper, postmarked April 25, 1949, Statesville, NC. Addressed to "Mrs. F. A. Wiley / 1016 Albert Street / High Point / N.C." Return address reads "Mrs. Cora E. Wiley / 616 S. Race St. / Statesville, N.C."

Transcription [sic]:
Statesville, N.C. / April 24 - 1949 / Dear Bessie and Children. / Your card received a few days / ago, and was glad to hear from / you. hope all are well. This leaves / us about as usual. It is right cold / to night we have a fire in the / heater. we had a good rain las week / we have had right much frost. / my gridle Potatoes are black but / think they will come out. my / onions are almost large enought to / eat. I worked in my garden / yesterday after noon and planted / a few more things. we have got / the stove connected up and I like it / fine. It seems good to have hot / water again, I could not get but / twenty dollars for my old stove. / and then had to take it in trade. / we got new linium for the kitchen / and the nook. I let my stove go ve it / but I am glad you let me have your / stove for I like it much better then / mine. hope your stove has not given / you any more trouble. we sure / have been busy since I got back. / we will have to be torn up again / for Billy is planing to paint the / dining room kitchen and bath / over/ room before we begin with the / spring cleaning. Vera went to / Hickory yesterday and taken / dinner with Lea she said they / was real glad to have her. she / went with some girls that work / at the health department she / said she had a real nice visit / she left about seven oclock and / did not get back till about six. / Mrs White went to the hospital / on yesterday. Vera and Billie / went to see her this after-noon / Vera said she was getting on / fine. I was so worn out I did / not go to church and sunday / school today. My back got to / hurting me so bad I had to get / a red cross plaster for it. I had / a card from Mary last week / and I also got a letter from / Minnie. Vera has made a fansy / piece like Mrs Beerys. Mrs Carson / was to see me a few minits one / night light week. she was thrilled / with her trip to New Jersey. / I must close for this time hope / all are well. Write soon. / love to all. as ever lovingly / Mamma.
Date April 24, 1949
People Fogleman, Mary Wiley
Sweeney, Billie
Sweeney, William A., Jr.
Wiley, Bessie Oldham
Wiley, Franklin A., Jr.
Wiley, Franklin A., Sr.
Wiley, Vera May
Credit Line Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman
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