|O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1904
|Your Fondest Annie: Letters from Annie O'Donnel to James P.Phelan [A. O'Donnell]
|Pittsburgh, Penn., USA
|Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
|prospects, work, friends
[No return address.
June 25, 1904]
My dear Jim,
I have often thought of you all day and hoped each hour would
bring me some news from you. I am sure you must have my
telegram and [know] how anxious I am to know if you are soon
coming but would be very pleased indeed if you could get along
there as I know it would be as good if not better than Pittsburgh but
then you know best and I do hope you will succeed in getting
something suitable. You like Indianapolis better I am sure than any
other city, and therefore, you would feel better contented than here
with twice as much and you know my liking for it, so that will not
put you back as I can make myself at home any where you are. If you make up your mind to stay, I see no reason why you would
have to come for me as I could go whenever you got ready for me.
Mrs. Malzell has asked me to stay till Tuesday next and I don't
know where I may go then, but I will surely hear from you before
then. You didn't say if you got any of my letters and am now wondering
if they ever reached you.
Well, Jim, I am glad you got out of the saloon, for I know it
caused you more worry than enough, so now you can settle to
something else. I was glad to get your letter as I could not imagine
what had become of you nor why you did not write. Well, I am still
looking for you, and every time the phone rings I imagine it is for
me. By this time the mailman has his own ideas but is very consoling
always saying, 'Well, the next mail will surely bring you one1.
Mrs. B. certainly had a mean spell but is feeling all right now and
Earl is anxious to know if I have given up the trip to Ireland. He is
a great boy.
I am glad you are having a nice time there and 'are you sure it
was your brother's wife you had with you?' Many times have I
passed by the old stopping place, near our street, and wondered if
we will ever say 'good night' there again. I felt lonely coming home
alone each time I have gone out but hope to soon hear from you and
then I can do a good deal more. So, Jim, do write me very soon and
tell me what you want me to do.
I saw Rose a few nights ago and what a nice chat we had principally
about Jim. Several others have inquired about him but must
hunt up some other source for minute details as I will not give
them. So now Jim, won't you write just as soon as you get this and
let me know all and I am and ever will be
with love your fondest Annie xxxxxxx