The Adair County News (Columbia, Ky)
July 27, 1910, Page 5
TO My Old Friends
July 22, 1910
If you will in kindly allow me I
will speak to some of my old
friends, kinfolks and acquaint -
ances through your paper, as I
am sure it goes to many of their
Aunt Nancy Webb my moth -
er's sister, How are you And
Ethel and Myrt and the child -
ren? We have looked for you to
visit us all summer. Pa is very
feeble and would rather see you
than any one living. Judge D.
G. Shepherd, here is my hand.
I remember all your kindness to
my father, the assistance you
rendered him every way, and I
scan the paper eargerly for every
mention of your name. Tom
Frankie; I wonder if 20 years
have changed you very much?
0, Tom! How I should like to
hear you and S. G. Tarter sing,
"The Armor-Bearer." Tell Elzie,
Frank, John and Melvin "howdy"
for me. Also Martha, Lula and
Laura. I notice Uncle Griffin
Wheat's widow is still living.
Levi, Tom, Henderson, Vernon,
a hearty handshake to you all.
Do you remember the "pink-a-
winkles" in Williams creek? I
wish to state in this connection
that "I never used tobacco at all,
but feel best with a little in my
pocket." If you dont remember
about this get Griff White or
Tom Shepherd to tell you. Uncle
Steve Calhoun and his boys,
George and Curt, my old play -
mates, I should enjoy meeting
you all so much. I know every
hill, hollow and by-path from
the old white school house to
Webb's X Roads and as old
memories come crowding up, I
feel how small a space a letter
contains for speaking to you all.
Uncle Thompson Abrel and
Aunt Martha I hope you are
both alive and well. And Bram-
lett! I heard he was a preacher,
and Jo and Elzie Silas, I hope
you have not entirely forgotten
me. Jim Brieken, my dear old
friend how are you? and "Eckie"
and Johnnie? But softly! a word
or two before passing him, I
merely wish to state that big
feet or little feet, going out at
one door or both doors, white
rag on his head or off his head, I
love John Bricken. Say, Jim.
was the little girl that was mur -
dered Nannies daughter? John
how would you like a splash in
the Baptizing hole?
John A. Webb, my fathers old
friend and mine. How I should
like to see your eyes flash with
intellectual fire, and feel the
hearty, healthy, grip of your
hand in real good fellowship.
Do you remember how you used
to ride 3 or 4 miles to talk with
my father, he and you sitting up
sometimes till nearly midnight
discussing Astronomy, philosophy,
Literature, History etc? You
also lent me many books that
helped me. My kindest greet-
ing to all your folks, especially
your mother, if she is still alive.
Walker Cravens and Robert,
own cousins of my mother, I
never hear any thhg of you nor
Ira. Walker ask Pinie if she
can make as good biscuits as she
used to? Cousin Ida, do you still
live on grandfathers old place?
Same old house? Its a Iong hill
to carry water up isn't it?
I understand Russell Springs
is a considerable town now
Twenty-five years ago, when I
saw it last, it consisted of 11
small log cabins daubed with
blue clay, built to accommodate
Eb Robertson, are they white
or red sweet potatoes by J---s?
Do you still run the water
mill down on the creek? Is
Jimmie married yet?
Marion Harmon, I see you are
in the old country on a visit.
You will remember, the boy you
helped so much and in so many
ways when he was struggling for
an education in the old Christian
college. I had lost track of you
entirely until last week. Can't
you stop and see me on your
way back to Jackson?
I live on the Horse Cave road,
four miles north of Edmonton.
I see something from Ella,
where is that? About Laurence
Bricken's I guess.
He does not remember me, but
I wish to know if his mother,
Emily, is living, and where?
A word or two to my friends
concerning myself and family.
I have seven children, the old -
est one married. Sister Bettie
and my mother are dead. Jen -
nie lives in Texas. Jim and I
own adjoining farms. Luther's
farm is close to ours. Mollie's
husband' W. H. Stephens, is
postmaster at Sun, Ky. Jim's
oldest daughter married S. M.
Sullivan, owner of the store, and
mills at Cork, Ky. Mollie's hus -
band is also a merchant. Thom -
as is still unmarried. I hope in
response to this to get at least
fifty personal letters.
Address, George Acree