Monday, June 17, 2013

Probably March 1913 - WEW


Hello!           
          hope you
like your new
home fine.  I guess I will see
you Easter if
nothing happens.
well byebye
                  as ever a F.-
WEW
 



Postmarked:  None
Addressed:  Miss Esther Richardson
                     News Ferry, Va

WEW is thought to be one of the Willies who has written to Esther previously.  His identity at this time is still unknown.  WEW refers to Esther's "new home".  Esther moved with her mother and siblings to News Ferry, Va (Halifax County) in Jan of 1913.  Based on that date, this postcard is estimated as being written in March 1913.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

March 18, 1913 - Atwood Gosney



            Danville, Va
                        March 18-13

Dear Esther
                        I will with the greatest
of pleasure write you a few
lines to night. hope you
all are well. I am feeling
very well except a little
tired.

How are you liking down
there all O.K. I hope.
I guess you see Willie
as often as you want too
now.
I have been having a fine
time last week and Sunday
but feel a little lonesome
this week for Duck went
home Sunday.
Tell Aunt Hattie that Mr
Bearman haven’t come home




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yet so I haven’t strat
ened up with him yet
I have got to go to  Boston
Boston next week I guess
and I will try to make
it so I can stay over there
as I come back.
Well I haven’t any news
to write so I will close
write soon and a long
letter  be good
            ByeBye
            Atwood

Postmarked: Danville, VA
Addressed:  Miss Esther Richardson
                     News Ferry, Va 

Atwood Gosney is the writer of this letter.  He is the first cousin of Esther and the son of Amanda Sarah Richardson and Thomas Gosney. Willie is most likely a mutual friend and possible suitor of Esther's as well. There is no known family relationship with the Mr Bearman referred to. Duck is obviously a nickname, but their true identity is not known. Aunt Hattie is Hattie Richardson - Esther's mother.