|Title:||M. Smyth, Ontario, to J. J. Smyth, Co Tyrone|
|Collection||Irish Emigration Database|
|Sender Religion||Protestant (Presbyterian)|
|Destination||Castledamph, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland|
|Relationship||writes to her family|
|Source||Copyright Retained by Mr & Mrs J Smyth, Castledamph, Plumbridge, Co Tyrone, email@example.com|
|Archive||Mr & Mrs J Smyth|
|Transcript||[Front of Envelope]|
Mr. J. J.Smyth
[Back of Envelope]
July 9th 02
Rec. [Received?] your letter
of 26th. yesterday glad to know
that you are all well. I see you
were like all others disappointed
on the 26th.
I was out to Leamington on
July 1st there was to be a great
day there but there was so much rain
here before it that the ground was
too wet for races or any games.
There was a baseball game but we did
not go to
see it. Glenn & Leslie & I went down
town after dinner and heard the band
play and that was all. Annie & I went
to the concert at night. Some good singers
Glenn & Leslie came out here with me
the next day 2nd. They are enjoying
themselves here. Next day after they came
there was a terrible storm in the night
thunder & lighting and rain but I never
heard anything. On the morning the river
was all over I never saw such a flood in
it before and the land is so level it runs
all over. The road here was about two ft.
water. Down in the flats here Glen and Leslie
and Willeie made a raft to go over the
water with three planks. I got on to see if
I could guide it but I was to [too?]
heavy and sunk it down & the result was I
fell in and had to wade out to the shore I
had on my rubber boots and I got the water
all inside of them.
Fred, Cass, Belle and Miss Kennedy &
I, all went to Essex last night to a Recital.
They have got in a new Pipe Organ in the
Methodist Church so that's what it was my!
if you would hear that organ. You could hear it
almost a mile away. I will send you the
programme. I saw Jim up there last night.
He has not come down here yet.
I think he is afraid of Uncle making him
help with the harvest and I suppose he would
rather pay his board in Essex doing nothing
than come down here and work.
I have not heard yet whether I passed or
not but I think I should soon hear now. I think
if I pass I will go to High School for a while
and then I think I will go to Business College.
Jim thinks he will go to B.[Business?] College
after a while. The weather here has been very
wet for a while past but these last few days
are very, very warm. The highest was 92
[degrees?] in the shade so that is 12
[degrees?] hotter than it was here last year.
The sweat just runs of me. I am getting a linen
made just now . I did not know what kind of
dress to get at first So I was too warm and I
thought I would get a cool one. It was 20 cts
a yd. a yellow colour.
Uncle started to cut his hay on Monday but it
rained that night and so he stopped again. A
good many people has [sic] lost there [their?]
hay those who cut it before the rain has [sic]
it destroyed its so black looking the hay
spoils quicker here than home it is because
of so much heat after the rain. Fred cut some
Monday & put into the barn yesterday so thats
the way they handle it here.
By this time yous [you?] are preparing for
the 12th. I
suppose. I see they are not coming to the Plum
[Plumbridge?] after all. I suppose they are just
waiting to I go back. Well I’ve got no place to
go this 12th. it will be no 12th. for me. I don’t
think very much about it. I think if I was at home
and no 12th. it would be worse for me. I want to
hear all about it. I suppose there will be a good
band this year as well as last.
I see by Liza’s letter that the women and the
men don't agree very well there. I think it must
be a disease among them. I hope Bella don't get
it. Say,I have got the “hives” and they allmost
[almost?] set me crazy and I dont know what to
do for them they raise in big red lumps about
the size of a penny and they are so itchy, that
I scratch them to I leave them bleeding –
Good Bye for this time
M. [Mary?] Smyth.
Say, I would like a few shillings now in the
holidays Jim will be getting none now. So I would
want a few starting to school again.