Love letters on the frontier
I am always amazed at the way personal letters can alter our view of ancestors. We have letters written by Ann W. LAIRD Glover to her son and her son's Doctor over the years, the family stories present her as a grim woman nowever once you read these letters you see this enduring mother's love for her son. Really heartbreaking. thanks for the post- glomack@hotmail
Hello Doug, just catching up with you here and discovering that Modernist stream of consciousness did indeed begin well before 1900. It IS sweet. He's talking to Annie in real time, simply spending time with her in his head in a way that's measured out by language. Such an affectionate elaboration of good nights. Aw.
Re. Up and down. I got it right. My cousin Michael who lives in Turkey Point (see the map) wrote me in an email: "Just for your information we still use the terms 'up and down' to describe our direction on the lake. And normally it is just us lakers that use these terms because for the sailing crowd they use the same terms to describe the position of a sail boat to the direction of the wind so when our groups get together on a boat it makes the sailing crowd crazy!"