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Object Name Letter
Object ID 2015.008.030
Collection Fogleman Family Collection
Summary Letter, to Clayton Mary, Bobby, and Peggy Fogleman from Vera Wiley, undated. Handwritten, pencil on unlined off-white paper. Three pages.

Transcription [sic]:
Mon. nite / Hi Folks: / got your card today. glad you / all have taken a notion to come. Seems so / long since we have seen you all. / Mama has been sick since Christ- / mas, in bed most of the time, she says / not, but she is. I could see the spell / coming before Christmas, but she did not give / up till after Christmas. It just takes her / so long to get over a spell, I hate so / bad for her to have one. She is a lot / worse off than if she had the flue, or / cold, as you could do something for that. / She is just so down & out, & dont see the / bright side of anything. She has quit crocheting / or doing any thing like tht. Say she / don't feel like doing anything, & you know / that is not good for any body. And Jan / has tried to be sick all winter. Her blood / count is too low, & that just keeps her with / something all the time. Fri. she seemed / alright, but would not eat much dinner, & no / supper at all, so Sat morning Billy called / & said she got sick in the nite, & had / called the Dr. He said it was a virus
=2= / & they did not bring her Sat, but did today, / & she has felt so bad all day, & was / so cross this afternoon. She looks right / well, but she sure has been sick a lot / this winter. She is still a good baby, / & believe it or not, but she still stay / in her pen (& is happy too) nearly all day. / This morning she could hardly hold her head up / & she said I want in my pen. She / talks a lot, says anything she hears. The / other evening she decided she wanted a / piece of buttered toast, so she just got the / pan & a piece of bread, & was going to fix it her self. / Mary about the fan, we still have it / It is a Dayton, & I guess a 10 in, as / that is what it is across, & then it is / adjustable, can be made to fit any / size window. / We got the announcement of Tom & Judy's / baby boy sat. I bet they are really proud / of him. I sure would like to see him, / guess we won't ever get down any more, as / somebody here is sick most all the time. Hope / they can bring him up before too long. / Peggy you know that red crocheting I / started you on summer before last when you
=3= / were up here. Do you still have it? If / you do I wish you would bring it when / you all come. Have been crocheting doll / clothes, & have a cape almost made, & I / can't match it, & that is like it. It / won't take very much to finish it. / Guess I will stop now, & will tell / the rest when you come. / Let us know which Sun. in time / to have Bobby some chicken. / Hope to see you soon. / Love to all / V.
Date Ca. 1940s-1960
People Fogleman, Bob Wayne
Fogleman, Clayton Alley
Fogleman, Mary Wiley
Fogleman, Peggy
Wiley, Cora Ella Jones
Wiley, Vera May
Credit Line Gift of Bobby W. Fogleman