Monday, May 01, 2006

Gamble Letter #14

A typical prairie root cellar...
St. Vincent Minn
Oct 30th 1881

My dear Maggie we received your kind and welcome letter and was glad to hear that you were all well as this leaves us at present we were sorry to hear that Grandmama was so sick we thrashed on Thursday and had 140 pushels of oats and 40 bushels of barley we had 100 bushel of potatoes we go to school every day I got the first prize in American History it was an Album with lots of lovely pictus in it I did not go to Sunday School on sunday it was to muddy Samy is growing a big boy Willie is growing a big boy too he is in the third book - 19th century primerpapa has left the station and is going in Alick's place Alick has not been well all sumer he is going to school all winter Alice is going to school She is learning well She is going to write you a letter pa has made a root house to hold the potatoes and turnips - we are going to have a party on thanksgiving day we are going round gathering money We got 12 D on friday there is nothing particaular here just now Alice send you a picture you must write soon to us

Ellen Gamble