Mother Just Passed Away (Gladys)

Letter transcription:
Fri – 11:45

I didn’t get this letter mailed last night. Mother just passed away. I am still at the hospital but getting ready to leave. Your Mother just came in on the bus. Alma met her at the bus. Alma has been “old faithful.”

I am having autopsy done – after I get the report will let you know.

I have to go to the telegraph office and dispatch some messages.
Love Mother

Emma Foster, circa 1940s

Emma Foster, circa 1940s

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5 thoughts on “Mother Just Passed Away (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    We all knew it was coming, but so sad nonetheless. We can see her distress in the unusual form of the letter….

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      I wonder when Roscoe found out. The postmarks on the envelope indicate that this letter probably did not make it in a timely fashion. I guess we will see when/if Roscoe makes mention of it in a letter to Gladys.
      I knew when Emma died so when I first received the letter collection I tried to find the ones around her death.

      1. Genealogy Lady Post author

        Kind of! 🙂 I was disappointed to find out that there isn’t anything in the letters about another family member that died during the letter writing. He died suddenly just as Roscoe was getting home on leave in 1944.

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