CAMPBELL COUSINS CORRESPONDENCE
565 West Grey St.
June 14, 1923.
It has been so many years since
I have attended a "Cousin Party" that I am pleased to find
myself still numbered in the Campbell Cousins.
I surely appreciate the effort
made by Cousin Will Selph
in organizing this "Clearing House" and realize that he will
need the hearty co‑operation of every one if it is to be a
success. I am glad, aside from the pleasure which I shall derive
from it, that my daughters will have an opportunity of becoming
better acquainted with their father’s
We received the literature from
our secretary via Nelson, which proves how little we really know
of each other, as we have not been living there for about five
years. Since the marriage of Jessica
I have been with Isabelle
who is teaching in Elmira.
Jessica is living in Binghamton
and has (you will pardon a grandmother nearing her dotage) three
as interesting children as you will often find, two boys and a
little brown eyed girl which makes her distinctive in an
otherwise blue eyed family. The other day, Anne
Betty was very busily cutting out little papers and
putting them in a box when her mother asked her what she was
doing; she said, "Cutting out thousand legged worms for Gram.
Hoyt ‘cause she sends me so many nice things."
Elizabeth whose husband
is a station agent for the D.L.& W. is living at North
Brookfield, N. Y.; she has only one child, Joseph
Hoyt Walker, who is now six years of age. As Betty’s dream
of being a farmer’s wife did not materialize, she is trying to
unite farming and the railroad business by
keeping a thoroughbred Jersey cow and two hundred and fifty Leghorn pullets, to say nothing of the hound pup.
Isabelle is teaching
Physical Education in the grammar school of Elmira. Last year
she studied at Cornell Summer School of Physical Education and
is leaving the last of June for Cambridge where she will enter
the Harvard Summer School of P.E.
Since we have been in Elmira, I have had charge of the Hosiery Department in the S. F. Iszard Co. Department Store but owing to my mother’s ill health, have given up the work so that I may spend more time with my parents at their new home1 in Osceola.
We are closing our
apartment for the Summer, part of which I hope to spend with
the girls at their respective homes.
Anxiously awaiting the
"Campbell Cousins Correspondence" letter, I am
1. Built for them by Frances' brother-in-law, Lee Tubbs, across the street from his and Frances' sister's home. - wbt
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