Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This letter refers to something happening to Eileen and Charles, Barney's sister and brother. I'm not sure which illness this is, but I was struck throughout the letters by the amount of illnesses the family on the farm had. This is something I might ask my Aunt Eileen or Aunt Betty about, Betty was Charles' wife. I think Eileen and Charles may have had rheumatic fever. It is curious to read these letters and hear only one side of a conversation. Another item mentioned in this post is "detasseling" corn, if any reader can let me know what this is about I would appreciate it.