the son of Andrew J. Click and Elizabeth "Lizzie"
(Walker) Click, left Tennessee to further his education
and became Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University
of Texas. Although he rarely saw his Tennessee relatives
in person after going to Texas, he always provided support
for his widowed mother, his spinster sister, and the
grandchildren that they raised.
After he died, his widow, Robbie (Seale) Click, wrote
the following letter to his sister, Laura Click. Letter
courtesy Laura Robbie (Sneed) Stooksbury, one of the
granddaughters that Loring supported. Click either page
for a larger version. The memorial
is available online at the University of Texas.
June 11 - 68
I am sending a copy of the memorial Resolution the
Faculty published about Loring. I thought you would
like to see them. Please let me know if you receive
this letter. I sent a notice of his death to you,
also one to David & Mary. I had their address
from a Christmas card, but never heard whether either
was received or not.
I presume you received [unreadable] as no letter
has [co]me for him from your [si]nce he died.
Your [la]st one to him came [ju]st two weeks before
[he] died and he was [s]o glad to get it.
Laura & Susan are at home [in] Houston for
the summer. [I] miss them greatly. [T]heir [sc]hool
is just thirty miles [aw]ay and they were here
[ev]ery weekend. They each [ga]ve their Junior
Piano [re]citals this spring and [pe]rformed beautifully.
[R]obert, 13 is such a sweet boy. [He] is growing
so tall. He [do]esn't like to study as well [as]
the twins do.
[I] guess I am getting along
fairly well. It is so sad and lonely without
Loring. I am sure I will never get over his death.
But I just do the best I can from day to day.