May 11, 1902 letter to Sarah Keith from Amanda Crawford

May 11, 1902

To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI

From: Amanda Crawford, Golden, CO

Sarah mistakenly sent a letter intended for Hiram to Amanda. Amanda was shocked at first because she thought Sarah was writing D.C. and had forgotten about his death. D.C. died a little over a year ago and Amanda misses him very much.

Golden May 11th, 1902

My dear Sister

I feel sure you intended this letter for Hiram[1] and perhaps sent the one you wrote to me to him. However, I was very glad to hear from you even in this way. It shocked me at first as I thought you were writing to D.C.[2] and had forgotten. O Sarah, it is a little over a year. He died on the first day of May. I can hardly realize yet that he is gone never to return. O it is so lonely without him. There is no lonelyness so great as to loose ones companion. He was such a dear good husband and we loved each other so. We were always lovers.

We are all quite well and busy. Harold[3] is such a comfort and Ida[4] is a good girl but away so much of the time. With love to yourself and all the family.

Amanda

 

[1] Hiram Crawford Jr.

[2] David Caleb Crawford

[3] Harold V. Crawford, Amanda’s youngest child

[4] Ida Louise Crawford, Amanda’s eldest child

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