|Title:||O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1904|
|Collection||Your Fondest Annie_Letters from Annie O'Donnel to James P.Phelan [A. O'Donnell]|
|Sender Occupation||children's maid|
|Origin||Miami, Florida, USA|
|Destination||Philadelphia, Penn., USA|
|Genre||friends, correspondence, holiday|
|Transcript||[Hotel Royal Palm stationery|
Biscayne Bay, Florida]
April 1, 1904
My dear Jim,
We are going back to Miami today which will be the last time till we
go there two weeks from today to go home, so this will really be my
last letter unless any other plan turns up when Mr. Mellon comes
We called at Miami on Wednesday last and wasn't I glad to get
your nice letter. Maybe I didn't think you were nice not to disappoint
me. I mailed you a letter on Monday and hope you got it all
right. I suppose you are still at the Walton and wonder if you will be there long now. You see we will soon be home, and isn't that fine. I
had a nice letter from the old man [Jim's uncle Joseph Brennan],
and I am sorry to see that Pollie has been real sick. He is in Pittsburgh
again and the family will be there soon. I wonder where they will
locate. I hope it will be somewhere in the East End as I am sure you
will stay with them.
I had a letter from Mrs. Walters some time ago and she said John
Brennan was married. I thought probably she was joking me so I
never wrote you anything about it as she writes the jolliest letters.
You tell me if it is so.
I want you to go out and see the girls as soon as you have an
opportunity after you come back and call at my sisters too. Drop
them a line just a day or so before going in as they retire too early,
and I would like you to see the Lydon children. If you write to them
just two days ahead, as I do, they will make you some nice raisin
bread that I love, and think of me when you are having a cup of tea
with them. You will find them real hard to make friends with but
wait till I come home. You will not have so hard a time.
Well, we are having a nice time here just out on the beach and
fishing, but we are fearfully sunburned. My face today is so very
red and sore. We go to bed early at night but are up just at day break
in the morning. It is nice for us. We are having a good rest anyhow.
I don't wonder you are not in love with Philadephia, for I never
was. I am glad you like Pittsburgh better. I believe you will make
that your home yet. Don't forget to call on Mrs. Connor. She will
be glad to see you. I am sorry she has not been well either. It has
been a cold winter and the poor have suffered much. It is well we
escaped it, but you know I don't mind the cold at all.
Well now, dear Jim, I must finish and don't forget to write on the
days I said in my last letter, and be sure to telephone Mrs. Walters
about our coming. I wonder where we will meet. It will be just where
you say. Now I will give you my sister's address:
Mrs. P. Lyons
Rear of 1225 Liberty Street
You write to her, and if you would like to see them before I go
home, it would be real nice as they would like to know you a little
more so as to tease me some. As yet, they don't know what to do.
Now, good-bye, Jim, and won't I be the happiest thing to leave here
for home, dear house with you to see me.
I am as ever
Your fondest Annie xxxx