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Title: O'Donnell, Annie to Phelan, James, 1903
CollectionYour Fondest Annie: Letters from Annie O'Donnel to James P.Phelan [A. O'Donnell]
SenderO'Donnell, Annie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationchildren's maid
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPittsburgh, Penn., USA
DestinationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
RecipientPhelan, James
Recipient Gendermale
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Partial Date
Doc. Type
Word Count535
Genrefamily, travelling preparations
Transcript4616 Bayard St. E.E.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Feb. 1st 1903

My dear Jim,
How glad you all must have been to have your uncle home again,
but I was awfully sorry he couldn't have stayed longer for, really, I
cannot tell you how thoroughly I enjoyed his company. His nice
pleasant manner made me feel at home with him right away, and
how it pleased me to hear him talk so well of you, Jim. He is so jolly.
You cannot feel lonely while he is around. I am sure I wouldn't.
I got home just in time to see him. We were in New York since
the previous Thursday and got home on Tuesday which day he
called me on the phone, so I went to see him, and the nice evening
he showed me I cannot forget. He came all the way home with me,
but the girls had retired. You know I was so sorry to see him go
away, but I hope his trip here proved successful as then I may have
a chance of seeing him again. He said your Aunt and Polly might
come to Pittsburgh sometime. Wouldn't I be glad to see them! I
wrote a few lines to Polly. I wonder if she received the letter.
Well, we are pretty busy now packing for our trip. We will leave
on the night of the 7th, and I suppose I'll not have another letter
from you to poor old Bayard St. though one before we leave would
be most acceptable and would cheer us on our long trip. Anyhow I
will be looking for one as soon as we get to the hotel and you may be one one if I get them.
We are not coming back to Bayard St. again. Poor old house
H here we had many a pleasant time. It seems hard to go to any other
house now, but we will keep looking for the best. Everything will be
moved into the new house while we are away, so that we can go right
in on our return.
I do so wish, Jim, that you could only accompany us to that
delightful south where it is always summer, but you can depend on
me to write you often and tell you all about it. Rest assured that
more than one lone thought will often stray away to you. Write to me
often, for midst all the gaiety and gorgeousness of that place, a
longing for the dear ones at home often steals upon us and makes us
feel like being with them if it were only for a short time, but we
cannot have everything we want in this life. I think Heaven has been
real good to me, so I am perfectly happy.
I hope you will remember me very kindly to your Aunt and Uncle.
I think I have right to appreciate their kindness as I certainly do.
You write me often and tell me all and do sometimes think a little
of me. So now I remain with love
your own fondly Annie xxxxx

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