CAMPBELL COUSINS CORRESPONDENCE
219 Third Ave., North,
St. Petersburg, Fla.,
October 6, 1923.
My good wife, Frank, wrote letter
No. 1 (our June Report) for the Cousins Correspondence
folio. I have just been reading it, and it appears to
me she has said about all there is to say about my
immediate family, all of whom are well and happy at
Mary and her family moved here from Rochester, N. Y. last month, and are included in the snapshot I am sending for the October Photographic Number. They will make this their future home, and have entire charge of the Hotel. Their son, Tom, is in High School,‑ John in the Grammar School, and Frances is studying Art. While my other daughter Ruth (Mitchell) and family still live at 26 Sarona Street, Rochester, N. Y.
It was a great disappointment to us that we were unable to attend the Cousins’ Reunion this year, but I had several gangs of men building houses, sidewalks, and making other improvements on the Sub‑Division I am developing, and simply could not leave at the time. However, I wrote and wired them a most cordial invitation to hold the next Cousins' Reunion with us here, and have watched the home papers for a report of the proceedings, but as yet have found no report.
We do want our dear friends to see what a wonderful land we live in. Here the sun appears larger,‑ the sky a more beautiful blue,- the stars more numerous and brighter,‑ the flowers more fragrant and profuse,‑ the song of the mocking bird is sweeter,- the salt water bathing more invigorating,‑ the tropical fruits more delicious,‑ bathing and fishing good the whole year around ‑ no winter,‑ no coal bills,‑ and Government Statistics show that the sun has shone on St. Petersburg 360 days out of every 365 days for the past thirteen years. That is why it is called the "Sunshine City". Its geographical location being just a little peninsula jutting out into the Gulf of Mexico, where its shores are bathed by the Gulf Stream, making its temperature more even the whole year around. It is a most picturesque spot for one to bathe in the sunshine all winter long, away from the cold and snow.
- Report No. 2 - Page 25 -
(William Campbell Family)
COUSIN T. C. CAMPBELL