Tuesday, April 10, 2012

In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Titanic: May 14th, 1912

From: May Gleasure, The Square, Listowel
To: Frank Gleasure, 11 Westford Street Allston, Mass, U.S.A.

Dear Frank,

I received your most welcomed letter a few days ago and was very glad to hear from you.  we also got all the newspapers and music which you sent, the small book of music which you sent was very nice my father was very glad to get it as he can play them on the fiddle.  There is another song book he said he would like to get it it's called "Heart Songs" he said it was a very good one there is over 400 pieces in it.  it costs something about 2 dollars, if you are sending any more try and get that book and don't send anymore of those separate pieces because they are too dear.  We had an awful day of business yesterday it was the Big May Fair it was a terrible crowded day we done any amount of business.  I am selling all classes of China Ware now for myself in the shop my father started me up in it and also all kinds of stationary its up to the time too when I should be starting for myself I will be 20 years on the 27th of this month.  I was out at Ballybunion last Saturday there was races there, we had a very enjoyable day it was by car we went there myself and a few more from the town. It was something terrible about that ship they had a frightful death.  Did you take your photo lately at all its a wonder you would not take yourself and your wife and send one over to us I got my Sticky Back taken in Ballybunion I will send ye one if they come out any way fare.  I think I will finish up now hoping this will find you and the wife quite well we are all AI here in Listowel George has grown up very big now.  he has got a long pants and is a big toff with it.  I hope you will send me some more newspapers very soon for they are no good to you after reading them and we are delighted to get any class of reading stuff we can get a hold of.  I like those Boston Sunday Magazine's best there are some very good pieces in them.  I will now close with best wishes from all hope to hear from you soon.

I remain,
Your loving Sister,