Feb th 81
Well Folks one and all I will try to night to write a little. I haint wrote a letter for so long I dont know whether I will know when I go a letter wrote or not. I expect I will go to sleep Before I get don I cant stay awake of a night any more. We have all had bad colds. Tom has had an awful bad cold it is getting a little better. It seems like every body else is in the same fix. Lizas was here to day they are slowing around too. Bens was here to day too their children has been nearly sick with colds. Anna has a cold it is a general complaint I guess. There has been several died through the country about Sharpsville. Davises boy is dead he died last Monday night. His leg never broke it was over 26 inches around. I heard a day or two he died his bowels bloated up his face and hands several days before he died. The Doctors open his knee after he died it was something like a cancer his knee was on jointed the bone was broke above the knee he put his boot on. It has been three or four monts ago when he went to pull it off it hurt him so bad he told his Mother then he broke his leg they could feel a harp peice of a bone in his knee and could see it work under the skin. He thought the time he would get well until the last tow or three weeks before he died he said he was read he would get well until the last tow or three weeks before he died he said he was read to died and willing to die it seems like they are having awful bad luck some way with their children. Their other boy next after this one that died come is near as could be a getting kicked in the head by a horse about a week ago. Mizes DAvis the poor old soul she loks like she is nearly wore out she has staid right with that boy day and night nearly all the time and waited on him. They must feel awful lonesome. Bill Davises wife has been right sick. We haint heard from Lizzie this winter. I reckon she is so well tickled over the election they wont get sick nor as long as Cleveland holds this office. Albert has gone to Sharpsville to meeting to night there (can’t read) there they have got about 90 joiners. Uncle Frank wife has joined them and Nackeys and Fletchers are all well. I milk three cows. butter is on a boom it is ten cts a pound. I dont know what eggs are worth the children are all a asking to send you a card you can keep them or divide them among the children they are going to send some to all out there. Albert only got 12 Nora is going to get 50 more. Mary Maple haint wrote to us yet if you see her tell her we was awful glad to get that letter she wrote back to us.
I will haft to quit we have good sleigh riding for three weeks. I reckon may be longer it has been on so long. write when you can give all of the news Mary Cage to Nan and All
Wednesday colds as greenland & I think it will turn wormer. Tom is going to town.