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Object Name Card, Greeting
Object ID 2015.008.039 A-B
Collection Fogleman Family Collection
Summary 2015.008.039 A: Greeting card, to Bessie Oldham Wiley from Cora E. Jones Wiley, June 9, 1955. Front features illustration of two roses (one yellow, one pink) in center and gold design around edges. Message is handwritten in blue ink and begins on the back of the card and continues to the inside. On back of card, along right edge, is handwritten "Sudden" in black ink and in different handwriting than the rest of the message.

2015.008.039 B: Envelope, white paper, postmarked June 11, 1955, Statesville, NC. Addressed to "Mrs. F. A. Wiley, Sr. / 1016 Albert St. / High Point, N.C." Return address is "616 S. Race St. / Statesville, N.C." On back of envelope is text, written in black ink and crossed out, "burial / Shock / Nerves".

Transcription [sic]:
Statesville, N.C. / June 9 - 1955 / Dear Bessie and all / your card received and / was glad to ear from / you hope all are well. / we are just fair my / back is hurting me / terriblely. Vera had / bad luck this morning / one of her front teeth / droped out her teeth / are no good. guess she / will have to have a / plate made. Pearl is / doing pretty good she / weighs 17. we had / big rain Monday night and / has been very cool since / then. one of Mrs. Jarvis' / daughters died monday / morning. I feel so sorry for / her. she is agood woman. / Now didnt we have a nice / time at my birth day / dinner. I certainly did / enjoy the day with you / all and appreciated my / gifts so much. It was so / sweet of all of you to / rember me. I enjoyed it / with all my heart.. we are / looking to having Peggy / she is such a sweet child / I went to sunday school / and preaching last sonday / our sunday school class / is having a picnic supper at / the college to night at six / oclock. If possible I want / to come down this summer and / spend a week or so with you all / thanking you again for the / gift. with lots of love to all, / write soon, lovingly Mamma
Date June 9, 1955
People Fogleman, Peggy
Sweeney, Pearl Wiley
Wiley, Bessie Oldham
Wiley, Vera May
Credit Line Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman
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