Emma


Note:

Daddy,

Mrs. Johnson says I've been stealing money again after your letter. Lizzie gave me 5 cents and that's all. I bought 5 cents worth of caramel butterscotch. I don't want to go away from hear at all. I cried awful to. I don't to go away at all. Last night just before Mrs. Johnson came into the barn Anna come up. Mrs. Johnson didn't believe she just come but she did. I wanted to go into the woods and get mayflowers (?) Mrs. Johnson wouldn't let me.

Emma


Found in "Doings of the Bodley Family in Town and Country" by Horace E. Scudder. Published by The Riverside Press, 1876.


Oh, Emma. I believe you. That Mrs. Johnson sounds like a real piece of work.

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1 comment:

Lisa Fulton said...

Poor Emma. Childhood is hard! This little letter is poignant.

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