Muncie Ind. May 22-83
Dear Sister Lena;
As it has been some time since I have written it would seem like I should have much to say, yet I scarcely know where to begin. Yesterday I returned from Hillsboro through a good old fashioned snow storm. May and Ettie had returned from their Aunt’s, and on my return were at home. May’s school will be out in about three weeks. She seems to be having a good time here.
As I told you in my postal last week we have moved. We have a nice house very much like the other, yet more convenient. Parlor in front, same as before, sitting room little smaller than the other—with bay window, front bed-room out of it, and door leading into dining room, door out of dining room into bed room and
[page 2] also one into kitche, door out of kitchen into woodhouse. We have every thing in order and once more feel at home. We are but 4 squares from Minnie’s, 5 from the Church, 5 from the Post-Office and 3 from the Depot. We live just in the rear of the School house.
I could not be better pleased than in Muncie. The Church here is getting along well. We have as good attendance as the average audience at home when Bro. Robertson was there. Our S-School on the average is about 100. We have teachers meeting each Tuesday eve. As far as society is concerned we have had but little since we have been here.
Tomorrow eve there is to be a social at the Shady Sick Hotel given for the benefit of the Church. I fear it will be a very bad evening, I shall do my
[page 3] best at the Teachers meeting tonight to have it postponed.
When Lin returned she said you were so very lonesome where you are. Now I do not wonder at its being thus, and there is no one for whom I feel so much as for you. But I don’t think you would do much better anywhere than there. You will never find a better friend than Ella and this world has few men better than Dan. I do not know about the work you have to do. But this much let me say, the pure air, and the quiet will do more than anything else in the world to make you stout. You could never stand the confinement of a store or a shop, unless you become stronger. I trust that as Summer comes you will enjoy yourself better, and that when this reaches you it will find you in good spirits. This is very cold
[page 4] weather for this season of the year but I hope it will soon be Summer.
Dr. Jackson and Jessie Lee were married last Wednesday night. Chrushed strawberry and broadcloth.
Dr. S— seems to be going quietly along. Never says anything or does anything worthy of remark.
I have no news in particular I wish you here awhile this time of year. Ettie says you would have had a great deal better time if you had have come in warm weather. I hope that the next time you visit us it will be when we can entertain you better.
Give my love to all. Tell Ella I should love to kiss the Baby this morning. Tell her I am looking for her letter. Write soon
Your Brother Eugene
P.S. Are you using the old sitting room carpet, if not we should like to have it
[top of page 4] to put on our kitchen floor. it quite small and it will not take much. I think that will
[top of page 1] answer the purpose. Just one more question; What is the medicine you used to purify the Liver Ettie thinks she would like to use some, please let me know soon. Yours E—
[between pages 2-3] Ettie said for me to send her love—so here it is—
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