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My Dearest Daughter

In 1958 my mother got married and moved across the country. These are the letters written to her, mainly by her mother, between 1958 and 1960. Others in the series are in my file.

February 4, 1959

Dearest Maryrose:

Happy Birthday Darling. We couldn't find a sewing basket like the one you saw with Calvin, but we saw a lovely singer portable, so we bought that. It is going out today and you may not get it before your birthday, but it is supposed to come right to your house as singer said they would send it by truck. Now it may come from Santa Fe or Espaniola and therefore be delivered by their regular truck. Of course we are anxious about how and when it gets there. You'll let us know eh?

It is a brand new machine not one with a log of stuff on it, but it does have attachments and does sew back and forth. It also sews over pins. One thing I liked especially, the bobbin is reached from the top instead of having to get it after lifting the head. I'm hoping you like it.

I looked at used ones and there was only one that looked good for $159.95 but it was so big and heavy. This one was $40 chaper and brand new and so neat! Hope you like it.

How are you feeling? Mrs. Lang called this morning asking about you. Everything is fine here. Dad has about two more weeks of work. Out of paper so I" close and write more a little later.

God love you both.


The delightful thing about this letter is that I don't remember my mother ever ever ever sewing a stitch when I was growing up! Grandma was the sewer!!?? Funny thing that.

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