Not quite three weeks after P.W. died, Clara’s Uncle Johnson sent her this letter of condolence.
I have been doing a considerable amount of research lately into the Johnson family – J.W., Gustafva, and all their siblings. I have some new and interesting findings to share in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Here’s is Uncle Johnson’s letter to Clara. I left the spelling just the way he wrote it – you can hear his Swedish accent in the way he spells some his words.
305 Garfield St.
July 7, 1920
My Dear Clara,
God Bless you. I hope the clouds has passed away and Brighter days is comming. We all have to be Thankfull that your childern can help you so you nead not depend on hired help and your Mother & Father and all your folks all around you it makes it pleasant for you. I hope you ar all well and everyting ar Movin along nicly. I wish I could be with you for a week or too.
I remmember what a Plesant good time I used to have with you all. Got up in the morning The Bird singing and Train Tundering Pass Ceresco to Fremont and Than got some good Bread Butter & Coffe.
Well we ar all get along nicely. Evelyn and baby ar geting along god.