~Letters from R.T. Spratt to Catherine Spratt~
My Dear Daughter
I will send you the Reg. No. 16154-
We arrived home OK and all is well. This morning 4 kittens one died. So we have 3 left. 2 tigers & a jet black which one will we keep if any. Robt. Was at Salem Saturday night Trust you are OK.
Thursday am (November)
Hello to all
I am feeling some better can eat more sleep only fair but I am getting stronger and I believe in a few wks I will be in fair shape. Gertie is here all the time. She came Sunday about 9 pm and will stay with me. Dick and Nova called Sunday evening & Bill & Ruth was in. Lots of company. Somebody every day. I stay close to home over to store is all. I had Dr. Stóin today. I called him I told him what they found in hospital. He thinks the fluid ccame from my lung which he said was a type of pneumonia. He examined today my chest is OK. I still cough some but I will get over that in time. Bad weather. I trust that you are all well. I have co. every day so far.
Well I willl say so long and I wish you a happy birthday on Sat.
So long for this time
Hello to all,
I am improving a little each wk. Gertie says I much better than when I came home. I have some days no good. I sleep only fair woke up 2 to 3 times at night. Appetite some better but I donít get strong. I can not do any Hiring I give out so soon. Dick was in today. They are OK Davis on in fair condition. Rained all day and last night. Mrs. Henry is married to the man she was keeping home for. I have co about every day. What about Thanksgiving are you coming down.? Let me know in time so I can get a turkey for that day I hope that you all can be here let me know what your plans are. I can have turkey cooking so we could have dinner about 1 pm. I think Gertie could fix it OK. Let me know. I hope you are all well. Waiting to hear from you soon. Hello children.
Hello to all,
Your letter read and glad to hear from you. I am afraid that Jean well not getwell for some time. Rest is about all you can do for the trouble but I hope she improves so she can go back to school. I am about the same, I believe a little better than a month ago. I am glad that Ice& snow are gone. I fell down 4 timeson Ice but did not hurt myself. We still have some snow and Ice. I do not know how Mame found out that I have been sick, she was not down. Charly Kennedy may of told her. Nothing new down here. I wanted to send the children a Valentine but I could not get over town Tuesday it was just a glare of ice. It had rained and froze. The creek bank full. We was very comfortable during the cold spell. I trust this will find you all OK. I will mail this letter today and get a hair cut. I need it very much. Alan is a very busy man. I hope he & you both keep well. Write when you can
Paid taxes today $45.40 Ĺ year
Hello to all
Your letter to hand. I am glad that you are all well and I hope Jane will still improve and be able to go back to school. I suppose Alan works every Saturday. I would like to come up but I am afraid the bus trip would be hard on me, we are enjoying some nice weather. Bessie moved last wk. Gorman will move next wk. Sarah Buck in in Massilon State hospital been there for two weeks. I donítí think she will be any better. Nova & D. OK they are cleaning house. Davyís about the same. Nancy had bad weather for her outing. I want you to send me the year month and day of the children was born. When you write me down forget it. Sarah and Bill Temple called last Friday evening stayed about 2 hours, I was surprised. I am about the same, some good days and bad ones, but I am thankful I am as well as I am. Fertie is OK We will start on home cla----- about next week. I wish it was over. Write when you can. It has been a long time since I seen you all.
Happy Easter to all
Hello to all
I read your letter and glad to hear from you all. Sorry that Joe is not so good. I trust he is better by now. Today is mild and windy, rain tonight. I suppose we will have to have that Easter storm. Nova T. & Bessie R. are back from Florida. All had a nice time but glad to get home. My house cleaning is about finished down stairs & up. The kitchen has to be papered sometime, next week possible. I have paper bought but Crawford can not pur in on for a wk or so. Mable Laubucher done the cleaning was here 2 days a very good work of c--- Clauda helped she is not well she is under Dr. Cove, high blood pressure was up 245. But Stió has it down to 180. This wk. I am about the same . I trust this will find you are well. I am glad you have the picture. Come down when you can. I am only --- today. Hello kids, you and Alan.
Tuesday 10:30 am
Hello Breakfast over and dishes washed. I am feeling some better but still cough some. I have stopped taking medicine. I had 10 shots in five days of sihydro Streptomicin. 2 shots a day for 5 days. I believe when when we get some sunshine I will get over my cough. I am eating fairly well and sleep better. I trust that you all are OK and Jenn improved washing & ironing all done for this week. I cannot get anyone to clean house, so I will get along some way. Crawford is going to ----- paper in 2 front rooms down stairs. This wk or next. Nothing new here I will come up when I am able to make the trip. Sun is shining today but quite cool.
I spoke to Amy about coming back. She said she would think it over. Luther has left her and gone back to W. Va working a river boat and staying with his father. For bills $23. 32 I will vote and I have to get Lawn Mower fixed so I can mow the lawn.
So long for a while, write when you can.