Sunday, November 4, 2012

Letters from Grandpa 26 March 1916

Commercial Hotel
W. M. Doyle, Prop.
Elko, Nevada

Miss Allene S. Kelley
Modesto Berkeley
2800 Regent St.

Elko Home Dearest,
Again a few lines but not in answer to the big bunch I just received. And when I say big bunch I mean it. Lost count at five and there was more. These few lines are to let you know I'm here and safe and thinking of you--and wishing for the impossible;-which is that you were here now.

The little Dodge is out in front of the hotel just calling me dear and I'm calling you--won't you come and take a ride and--well I'll tell you when I see you. Those letters were about the very bestest welcome I could get--unless it was you----and that's the only alternative I'd have appreciated more.---Now you see?

There's one thing more-perhaps pursuit is right, perhaps I know it; perhaps I slipped but by golly, dear, I'd have lost out in a spelling match, cause I'd surely have spelled it "per" and never have given it a second tho't.

I like to be corrected in my orthography and grammar.

Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can get a picture taken.

We won't leave for a couple of days and then to Montello for a few days only.-----maybe. Will wire you fully as soon as I decide.

Always with all my love dear.

March 26th 1916

Note: This letter was forwarded from Modesto, I believe, because the address on the envelope had been changed with different hand writing.-ed.