Friday, September 7, 2012

July 11, 1911

From: May Gleasure, The Square Listowel, Co Kerry Ireland
To: Frank Gleasure, 437 Cambridge St. Allston Mass. U.S.A.

My dear Frank,

A few lines hoping they will find you in good health as we all are here at present.  We have got some splendid weather here at present in fact we can hardly go out with the heat.  George came home from Toherbane last Sunday he was there quite a long time he had 8 weeks alto 2 days don't you think but that it was a long holiday.  I don't know if I shall get any holidays or not I don't care to go any place for I could not stop any longer than a week or 10 days and that is hardly worth going for, for you would hardly be settled down before you should come home again.  I would much prefer going on a Sunday to some place where there would be something going on such as Sports or a Feis or something like that or going out to Ballybunion or Tralee for the day.  But the boss don't like that sort of thing at all.  I suppose ye had a great day on the 4 July.  oh by the way I got those bundle of papers last Sunday morning also the flags they were very nice ones we were delighted at the papers they were never more welcomed as we were rather short of something to read those first papers that you sent round the music were no good as they were all advertisements but the music was splendid and we are very thankful for it  I am going to send all those pieces up to Cork and get them all bound together with a hard cover on them the boss got all his books done free of charge the house where we deal for our bags paper etc does them for us.  The old man out at Tullig is very bad lately again the old woman was in yesterday and she told us that he would not do much longer.  she was going to buy his habit for him yesterday but the boss would not let her.  No more to say at present hoping to hear from you soon again.
I remain
Your loving sister
Mai Gleasure.

1 comment:

  1. Poor Mai! she is 19 and still treated like a child. I notice that she has taken to referring to her father as "the boss". I also note that she wrote an entire letter without asking for anything