Thursday, June 28, 2012

January 26, 1908

From: May Gleasure, The Square, Listowel, Ireland
To: Frank Gleasure, 28 Herrick St., Brighton, Mass. U.S.A.

My Dear Frank,

Just as few lines letting you know that we are all in good health as I hope you are enjoying the same. We were all very sorry to hear about poor Joe, it was an awful shock to us. We have very bad weather here all along. There is frightful robbery going on in the town since about six weeks before Christmas. Miss Horgan's was the first house they broke into they carried L3 in coppers and some whiskey from her, they carried 2 fine turkey's from Mr. Gibson's yard they poisoned a dog to get into the yard. Some of the others were Mrs Buckley in William St. Mrs Crowley's Miss Foley's and some others that I could not think of just at present. The police have not found out the thieves yet. We received the presents which ye sent they were very nice.

I liked the necklet which you sent me every one admired it I like jewelry very much I got ten presents altogether this Christmas. There is a photographer in town now for a short time I took mine I will not send you any of these ones as it was only old dyed duds that I had on me when I was taking it. But I will take it again soon and send you some of them. Annie would like to take hers but she has not a thing suitable to put on going out so she wants to know if you would send her some money for dresses as soon as you get this if possible, it is no use asking father for it because he bought us two dresses before Christmas but they were red and we could not wear them now unaccount of poor Joe. Did you get the present we sent I suppose poor Joe never saw them I am going to send some papers soon, we will also send our photo's in a short time Hoping to hear from you as soon as possible.

I remain
Your ever loving sister

1 comment:

  1. In those days people in mourning wore black for a full year after a bereavement.
    I was speaking to a descendant of Mr. Gibson's yesterday. He will be interested to hear about the robbery of his turkeys. Mr. Gibson was a very wealthy man and could well afford to lose a few fowl and not miss them!