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Title: Ida M. Demain, Holly to "Miss Anna Wier"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDemain, Ida M/44
SenderDemain, Ida M.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHolly, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWier, Anna
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906011
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:06:99.
Word Count657
Transcript Holly Feb 8 1892

Miss Anna Wier

My Dear friend Anna you may of
thought you old friend has forgoton [forgotten?]
you but it is a great mistake I will
know [now?] have the pleasure of answering
your kind letter that I red [read?] the 20
of Dec and hoping you will forgive
me for not writing before I was down
to Pontiac about 5 weeks ago but
did not have long to stay as I was
going on the next train to my sisters
as she was sick in bed with the gripe
I found her a little better when I
got their [there?] I called Miss [Welk?] up by
tellaphone [telephone?] but their [there?] was such a
confusion that I did not have
time to tell her what I wanted
to I wanted to ask her if you wer [were?]
their [there?] yet since the building burned
after that happened I looked for
a letter from you but failed to get
one well I hope you got through all
right and did not get hurt it
worried me vary [very?] much when I
heard the building was on fire I
would of liked vary [very?] much to of helped
you out but I was to near sick my
self and I have been sick in bed
and under the Dr. care for the
past two weeks and am just so as
to be around Anna if ever a poor
girl has misfortune in life I think
it is me but Miss [Hobart?] has been
vary [very?] kind to me and her kindness
shall never be forgoton [forgotten?] sickness has
been [sageing?] up hear [here?] vary [very?] bad
Dr. Wade had at the time he was
visiting me over so paciante [patient?] with
the grip [gripe?] and he told Mrs Hobart
that I was the lowest of any my
Dear old friend I have had a
pretty hard winter hoping you have
escaped all this horrid grip [Gripe?] well
I wonder if you know that George
Wood has been out he came to
attend his Cousins furnerl [funeral?] he went
back home Saturday if he did
not stop of [off?] in Pontiac I see him
and had a long talk with him
poor boy he has been having the grip
and he looks bad Anna I have got
his picture in by yours Anna I am
going to give myself to the Lord I
feal [feel?] as if he would help me in all
I undertake and Anna you know
that I am not a vary [very?] bad girl it
is imposiable [impossible?] for me to call myself
any thing else but a girl and no one
calls me any thing but that and my
past life seems all like a dream I
saw my little girl when I was home
and had her picture taken their [there?] was
one of my lady friends went and got
her for a day and then invited me
to her house to visit her but realy [really?]
she seems like a little sister to me
know she is a sweet little girl I
wish you would see her picture well I
dont feal [feel?] vary [very?] strong to night but
thought I must write you a few lines
as I am vary [very?] anxious to hear from
you and where you are I hear that
[Amus?] Allen is married and did not
marry [Fregard?] eather [either?] I wonder what
she thinks of that and I see Mollie
in town my sister has moved know [now?]
when I come down I will let you know
I must close as I am vary [very?] weary
and hoping to hear from you soon
I remain as
ever a fine
friend with
love and best
wishes to all
please write
soon as you
get this remember
me to Lenna [Lena?]
shure [sure?] tell her
that I would
like to hear
from her with
your old friend
Ida. M. Demain.