Carolyn Gay Taft Farm Letter - January 17, 1939

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Title

Carolyn Gay Taft Farm Letter - January 17, 1939

Subject

Old Mission Peninsula (Mich.)
Agriculture
Farmers
Crops and climate

Description

Carolyn Gay Taft (1873-1952), was the owner of a small cherry farm on Old Mission Peninsula in the early 1900’s. While she spent her summers on the Peninsula, her primary job as a teacher at the Illinois State School for the Deaf required hired hands to run the farm in her absence. These farmers, and their families, lived on the farm and sent frequent written reports to Ms. Taft. Most letters are written by the farmer’s wives, and provide a record of both agricultural and social history.

Creator

Ralph Kitchen, Joseph Kitchen, Essie Kitchen, Max Gilmore, Hazel Gilmore

Source

Collection donated to Peninsula Community Library by the surviving members of the Taft family.

Publisher

Peninsula Community Library

Date

1939-01-17

Contributor

Mary T Morgan

Relation

None

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LHC 010

Coverage

Traverse City, Peninsula Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Scripto

Transcription

To Miss Taft We enjoyed your letter and the paper come in handy, as I was all out. We only go to town twice a month one get out. We have a little skif of snow again. Max is cutting up some wood.

Max went to town hall to one of there cherry meeting and only got a good cold out of it the hall was so cold. There going to take 1/8 cent out of grower's for advertising was the main talk. Of course Mr. Balling held floor most of time which make even one bail.

The electric men was around seeing how much juice you were going to use. I told might use quite a lot if we got chance to use it. They have fired the engineer so might get some place know. He wanted to wire a lot of county that wouldn't be a paying game.

Ronald had a letter from Alberta. He has been home sick with a cold. All the animals are well.

Ronald got this lone ranger pen from Gertrude Crampton for Xmas and it writes pretty good.

There isn't much news around. I understand Essie Kitchen fell twice and hurt her self quite bad. I suppose she so round she rolls, ha ha.

There a new home being build on pensulia street again, by bay side, that will soon be full in there. So you will only see the bay inbetween the houses.

I am making the other set of arm & back decorating for my chair, like set on my davenport. I guess that all I can think of. Sincerely, Max & Hazel

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