From: May Gleasure, The Square, Listowel
To: Frank Gleasure, 36 Litchfield St. Brighton, Mass. U.S.A.
My dear Frank,
I suppose you have given up all hope of ever hearing from me again, its such a long time since I wrote to you. I don't know what happened to me this time I wrote two or three letters and tore them up again. I have not as as much time as I used because George is working now he is learning the Electric business here in town he is bound for two years and had to pay a fee of L60 pounds. Father don't like the idea of him not getting any pay for two years, George was commencing to grow very careless to tell you the truth about him but you need not say anything about it when you are writing and he wasn't keeping the best of company but he's steady since he got the job. he is at it since the 17th August. so you'll see that I haven't very much time now to myself as I'm in the shop from morn to night. How are ye all getting on since I do hope well and how is the little baby, I hope that he is quite strong by this, we are all about the same over here. Did Father Paul Dillon call to see you he asked me for your address he said he would go to see you he was at home for a couple of months What do you think of the war that is going on it is effecting this country very much unaccount of the way that the price of everything is gone up. We had the races here last week they were not much good this year as the weather was bad the first day. I see one of the Buckley girls at home but I wasn't speaking to her as yet she was at the sea-side for the summer and has only just returned. We had a fairly fine summer here this year I never go anywhere for my holidays now I can't even go away for a Sunday as father is so cranky he wouldn't have done talking for a week after What about those Photos you promised me I hope you won't forget them. Do you ever get any music in the newspapers now like you used to send me some time ago. One of the Buckley girls that lives next door to us dropped dead about a month ago she had heart failour her name was Lily but I suppose you hardly remember her now. her brother Frank is at home from New York for the last two months. I was expecting a letter from your wife this time back I hope she'll write to me soon remind her of it. I don't think I have any more to say for this time only I hope you'll forgive me for not answering your letter sooner Besure and answer this as soon as you can and let us know if Paul called to see you. Hoping this will find you all in good health
Ever your loving sister
Besure and tell your wife to write me a few lines.