Denver, Colorado, April 4, 1912 4-AM
Mrs. John Hackleman
Rural Route No 2
Denver, April 3, 1912
My Dear Lena
We were glad to have your cards for the birthdays. I think Sherman will write soon, he is busy for the first time in six months and is not feeling well either, has been so bilious all the year, have had a long cold winter is our[?] season/ I think, Leslie is teaching in the High school of his University & is pleased with his work. We are having meeting in the church just now./ with love, Florence
Florence was Lena’s sister-in-law, married to Sherman Scofield. Leslie Wiles Scofield was their only child. He became a history professor at the University of Colorado, and taught there many years. Sherman’s birthday was March 28th. Florence was also born in March, day unknown.
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“Florence was Lena’s sister-in-law, married to Sherman Scofield. Leslie Wiles Scofield was their only child. He became a history professor at the University of Colorado, and taught there many years. Sherman’s birthday was March 28th. Florence was also born in March, day unknown.”
As a genealogist you have such a HUGE cast of characters! 🙂
This card also provides information for the costume designer!
I have a colleague who lives in the Denver area and she located some obituaries for me of Florence, Sherman and Leslie. I also discovered that the University of Colorado has boxes of Leslie’s papers in their collection. Oh to be in Denver so I could look through those boxes! One box, according to the online catalogue, has family papers and photographs…..can you see me drooling?!?
That’s the problem with the huge cast of characters. One thing leads to another, and another, more boxes of files, more archives….. 🙂
I liked one of the points that was made at the seminar I attended in March. The speaker said you shouldn’t have more than 2-3 long term projects, and only 1-2 active projects going at once. It makes complete sense, but it is so easy to get distracted. Takes a lot of discipline to limit oneself to a handful of projects, especially when people are contacting me about research I have previously posted online. 🙂