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Lena’s Postcards #73 – Florence (Wiles) Scofield, 1913

[Postmark: December 22, 1913, 5:30 PM, Denver, Colorado]

Address: Mrs. John Hackleman Connersville Indiana RR no 2

A merry Merry Christmas
from one who loves you
Florence Scofield

[Editor’s note: Florence Scofield was the wife of Lena’s brother Sherman Scofield.]

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Fayette Friday – Eudora Scofield, 10 February 1884

Letter transcription:

Bloomington Ill Feb. 10th/84
Miss Lena Scofield
Connersville Ind.

Dear Aunt: This morning I gought be at church, but as I kneed rest I think it is just as proftible to stay home. I go every Sunday when I feel well. I have not missed going before this year. I will try to make the present seem like you was here listening to me talk [so do not ask any questions

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until I get through]
I was home first week New Year, mended my clothes and made over a dress & new skirts for a blush basque I wore last winter. The next week, I went to clerk in store with “James.” As [I did not like the other place]. [I was there two weeks, then I stayed home two weeks while trade was dull. I sewed during this time I was from the store and cleaned house, also returned calls and visits I owed—

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to friends, but the past week I have been clerk at same place with James [I will stope to give the name of our store is “The Bee Hive.” We handle all kinds dry goods mostly notions. It is one block from “Court house” south and across the street from the P.O. south East.] I will go back again this week, may be off after this week again for two weeks, then after that I will be there permently for spring & summer trade. I like clerking

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real well. James is one Head oner of the store, The boss [excuse the expression] which is shortest] said I was best sales lady in store. I sold more goods the first two weeks than any other lady in store. I find my time so taken up sometime I think I can not take time to eat. You know about the meetings of our church through the day on Sunday beside the

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mission school in afternoon. I attend so you see how this day is usual spent by me when I am well. On Monday evening is our Teacher’s meeting and Normal class meeting. Wedsday night prayer meeting night. Friday night is Literary & Musical night at Wensleyan University. When I am at the store I stay there on Saterday nights until ten Oclock

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you see I only have two nights for myself and take Tuesday nights to do my share ironing. The one night left I have company or go some place, sometimes to Library.
The skating rink here is quite a noted place for amusement. LeRoy Orthur & Minnie & James can skate alone. I have never tried much. I can skate with partner, but not alone. I feel it is spending to much money to skate, for it is so

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easly forgotten and often injuries persons more than they rece’d good for a young man died by over heating himself there.
Yesterday the New gas house caught on fire, caused great deal loss of light, but as it happen we had light of old gas. We have also electric light suspended in our streets. That was heary loss in burning of that furniture building in Connersville. I suppose there is many changes made there since

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we left. I think though the prittest part of the City there must be the northern now. I read in Connersville paper that J. K. would move soon in his new house, is that true or is he married. I suppose by that he was. How is Will Kliring and Elle [Enyart’s] used to be] how is her baby? is it pretty? I feel real sorry to hear about Jessie V. that she did not do better in

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marriage. What Stewart sent his regards to me. was is young George Stewart that married Schull girl? I went to see him at Fowler Ind. where I went to see my friend Tilla L. last summer year ago. I am keeping company with a gent who has attend the Valparaiso school and has met Had. S. I would like to see R. H. S. and other friends I once knew. Do you

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ever see Jonnie Curtain and wife? Who did Ed Campel marry? Give my love to Minnie Willes & Florence. I would like to them both. Minnie was so sweet when I knew her. I often think of the time when we eat at school together. I may make a visit among you all this year. If I keep at clerking I want you to speak to Aunt Mary for me and remember me to her. give her my regards and also to Aunt Ella & others

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who inquire of me. I hope you are well. I have enjoyed the company of many friends you & I did once go with together that night we were to a party at Cashmer’s for one place, others I kneed not mention, etc. I hope Uncle Sherman will call and spend a week or more with us when he goes west. I do enjoy his letters so much. It did me good to have him come to see us for I did want to see some one from “home.” Why don’t you

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go west with him. I would if I were you. For it would be better for you to go away and see the world. enjoy the different scenery of the different land. I expect to go more if health permits. I have made me a beautiful crazy silk cushion and am making a plush one, can you send me two or three small pieces to put in it? I will close to wash the dishes

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I will close this letter—hoping to hear from you soon. Your Neice.
Eudora R.S.

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Lena’s Postcards #32

Postmark:
Denver, Colorado, August 8, 1912, 4:00 AM

Addressed to:
Mrs. John Hackleman
Connersville
Indiana
Rout No 2

Message:
Denver Aug 7 ’12
We had a big flood in Denver but it did not reach us, more than two miles, but the city as well as friends fortunes suffered great loss. Leslie is in Manitou for a week or so vacation before school begins. Sherman  & I are keeping things going in the old nest. Sherman is working & so am I. With the lawn & chickens & c.
With Love
Florence
Had a short visit from Deed.

Salt Lake Tribune - 1912-07-15 Denver Flood

“Denver Flooded by Torrential Rains,” The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah), 15 July 1912, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : 5 April 2015).

To read more about the historic Denver flood in 1912:

http://www.coemergency.com/2010/01/historical-colorado-flood-events.html

https://100yearsagotoday.wordpress.com/tag/denver-flood-1912/

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Lena’s Postcards #15

Postmark:
Denver, Colorado, April 4, 1912 4-AM

Addressed to:
Mrs. John Hackleman
Connersville
Indiana
Rural Route No 2

Message:
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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