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Title Letter from Mrs. Thompson dated Sep. 18th 1907
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Letterhead:
John M. Thompson
--Dealer in--
Choice * Family * Grociers
Centre Street Near Depot

[Lucy Starbuck has a little girl born four or five days ago.] [written crosswise at top of page]

Fernandina, Fla. Sep. 9th 1898

My darling little boy,
Your letter has just come and I did enjoy reading ti so much. It seemed funny to think of Mama's baby talking of bicuspids and molars but you are right to learn of everything you can. You will ??? to put off childish things and begin to learn in earnest for you know you are the one that has to take care of mama when she gets old and you have to know lots before any one will pay you much money nowadays and it is just the smart boys who can learn.
Lucy was pretty sick yesterday and this morning but is feeling better now. When Dr. Barbour gets through with you either he or some one else will have to take her up.
The last regiment of soldiers, the fifth Ohio, left yesterday and there are no soliders here now except the Commissary and the Hospital. I think I like it better with them all gone but Lucy seems to miss them. The soldier at Aunt Nettie's with tyhpoid is very much better and they hope he will be better or out of danger in a few days.
I had a letter from Scott to-day. He enjoyed your letter about "Coots". Your Auntie had been to see him and he found that pleasant too. he says if he can he wants you to go to school in Louisville in the winter and Lucy and I to live with him and you to stay with us in summer. What do you think of that?
It rains here most every day now and Cedges (?) says it has rained in Atlanta for sixty days.
Have not seen Reisman for sometime. Saw Nannie in church Sunday for a few moments only. The Bakers are on the beach now.
Tell "Cootsy" Grandma sent him a big kiss. I know he is sweet as pie and I would like to see him love so much.
The flies are simply dreadful since the soldiers left they are a pestilence. I hope the Government will hurry and clean up the camps.
Give best love to Larrisa and Godges (?) and a big share for yourself. Write soon to your loving.
Mother

Catalog Number 2004.032.016
Collection Thompson Collection
Accession number 2004.032
Caption Letter from Mrs. Thompson dated Sep 9th 1898
Number of images 4
People Thompson, John M.
Starbuck, Lucy
Thompson (Mrs.)
Thompson, Scott N.
Barbour (Dr.)
Classification