Love Letter From Ft. Logan
This is the only love letter in the treasure box; potentially the only love letter in the history of my family!
My mother’s mother’s mother was 14 years old when she received this letter from my great-grandfather. She was 14 when they married; he was 10 years her senior. They had 23 years together before he died.
Dear Girl, I received your Loving Letter a few days ago, was more than glad to hear from you; Dear I am alwish glad to get a Letter from you, as I get very lonesome in Ft. Logan.
Well Dear it is snowing here today. I think it will get through snowing in July some time. I hope so anyway. Tell Miss Dorthy that Joe is on guard today and I go on Saturday and come off Sunday and I cannot come to see you when Joe comes out this next time, so if you come to Denver anytime next week let me know and I will meet you in Englewood, for I cannot go 2 weeks without seeing you, Dear as I love you to much.
Well Dear I hope we will have better luck the next time we go hunting, I think it was our fault for we were Loving to much, and it scared all the Rabbits away. Well I caught #@ when I landed home, for I was 2 hours late in (?) but a scolding does not hurt.
Well Dear I am loosing several hours Sleep, every night. I think of my Dear so far away. Well Dear I wish you could of sent those Cards, for I never look at the writing for I cannot write myself.
Well Dear I have to stop writing every once and awhile and look out the East Window but I cannot see anything for the snowing and I am wondering if you Love me as much as I do you Dear for every Day seems like a week when I am alone.
Well Dear I will Close for this time. Best regards to your Father, Mother and Sisters
A Little Verse
Roses are red, Violets are Blue I love some one; and that is You.
Good Bye Dear, Write Soon
All you had to do at a family gathering was say “rabbit hunting” and the snickers ensued among those of us who knew about the letter.
Not in front of Great-grandma Mary though.