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LETTERS TO MERLE COWAN
To: Mr. Merle Cowan, New Richmond, Indiana RFD
April 19, 1915 - Treasurer's Office, Warren County, Ohio - Frank D. Miller, Treasurer
Dear Cousin: -- Have you come to the conclusion that I have gone to the land of the dead? Well I am not dead but I do feel rather wilted. My little sister Irene fell and broker her leg about three weeks ago and mother is busy with her most of the time and we girls have to housework and cooking to do between times. I am not very busy at the office just now and can get a half day off every once in a while but when you have to work every day and be up at least three nights out of the week it begins to count after while. Then also I have had a "bust up" (do you know what that is) with the fellow I have gone with ever since I can remember but to no gain for me as he was no more than gone until another one appeared on the scene and he is just as much in the road as the other one was. I wonder if you fellows know what a bother you are. It is just this way "They are an awful nuisance but they're awful nice" Ha Ha.
Say I haven't forgotten that question you asked me but I am not going to answer. I dont wish to be held accountable for any funeral and you know how all those people finish. Better forget it, that my advbice.
Well I guess spring is coming at last. I sure thought it never would. I haven't taken the mumps yet either. They have been so thick in Lebanona it wasn't safe to breathe but I suppose I will wait until everyone else is over them and then enjoy them by myself.
I suppose you are busy plowing and etc. about now aren't you? I sure do miss our horse this spring. We kept him until last fall but he was needed so little that we sold him but I like to get out into the country this time of year.
Today is the beginning of the spring sesiion for the University and it is just across the street from here and I see there are several new ones but no very striking looking ones.
I actually got a card from Walt not long ago and I sure was surprised to hear from him. I understand your father has been very sick. I hope he is better or at least soon will be. We have had our share of sickness this spring alright and I suppose it will be three weeks more anyway before Irene can be up.
I dont know much news to tell you, haven't seen any one to hear any. I guess Julia S. must be insulted over something I either have or haven't said or done. I saw her on the street our day and she acted so queer I didn't even stop and ask her how she was. You know how she can act. But I should worry. It is almost dinner time so I must cease this & emply my time to a better use, namely, something to eat. Dnt wait quite so long to answer as I did & I promise to do brtter hereafter.
Your Cousin Miriam
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