Heber & Caroline A Love Story – Letter Nine – 6/24/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover an 18 month period during the great depression. My grandparents lived in Newfoundland and work was very scarce. Heber during this time stayed and worked in Massachusetts and Connecticut looking for whatever work he could find. Meanwhile Caroline stayed in Newfoundland with the children. Heber wrote Caroline a letter each month. The letters are very interesting as not only do they give a perspective of the time, it shows just how difficult life was. I will each Sunday include photos of the actual letters which I have transcribed with the help of my brother Dana Donovan and sister Barbara Ridgway. Although Heber’s handwriting is very pretty to look at, it can be difficult to read.  Here is letter nine written 6/24/1924. _N5A8290 June 24, 1924 My Dear Wife, Just a few lines in answer to your letter received yesterday. Glad to get it and to know that you are well as the writing of this leaves me at present. Haven’t anything strange to tell you at present. It is certainly getting warm here now. It was fierce today. Well Dear I suppose you got the money by this time. I wired _N5A8291 it a fortnight ago. I will send some more pretty soon. Well dear I don’t think you will have to sleep alone next winter if I can help it. Your feet may be cold but that’s all. Yes I heard Beatrice Lunney was dead. It is too bad. Funny what happened to her so soon. I suppose she is home by this time. Bill left here and went to St. Johns. I don’t know if he intended going _N5A8292 home or not. I suppose Mr. Ford will be getting some caplin for you. Give my best respects to all the family and friends. I am going to write to Estelle Sunday. I think I have said all for this time. Will write again soon. From your Loving & Devoted Husband Heber xxxxxxxxx