Dated: June 21st, 1911
Addressed to: Dear Ethel (21 yrs old)
Mailed from: Grand Coulee, Sask
Writing instrument: Fine point pen, Black ink, but looks blue-grey in places
Writing Paper: Thick, textured, linen-like paper, 9 inches x 6.5 inches. Paper is folded in half, written on front and back like a book, but inside, paper is turned sideways and written across short length and down both pages.
People/Places mentioned in this letter:
- *Louie: Noah's sister, Sarah Louisa Nelson, married to Fred Coventry
- Mother: *Sarah Sophia Deverell Draper
- *Sadie Nelson: Ethel's 16 yr old sister
- a Scotch man: *hired man to work on the farm
- your Englishman: *hired man to work on the farm
League Games: Base ball played between the following 3 close towns:
- Grand Coulee (Noah's town)
- Bell Plain (Belle Plain)
* Look under the Categories/Labels in the right column for more on posts on the above people.
**More info under Genealogical Notes
Grand Coulee, Sask.
Received your letter Sat.
& was glad to hear from you
Hope you are well as this
leaves meat present.
Well Ethel I am buisy as
a hen drawing rails drawing
lumber & cement & ect for the
house have the lumber
nearly all home & the carpenter
is coming up in the morning
to put up the form for
the cement cellar.
I wish I could walk in
and see you to-night but
I guess I wont. eh.
Say I would certainly like to see
you for a while.
Louie came up with mother today &
is going back tomorrow she just
told me to send you her best love.
Well Ethel we have had another
game of base ball with Bell Plain
and beat them 9 to 7. so we have
won the first 3 league games wheather
we win any more or not. We have
to go up to play B.P. onthe first so
I will have a holiday. was to play
Pense tomorrow but it was postponed
& I dont know when we will play
Suppos Sadie will soon be trying
her examinations & wish her all
kinds of success.
Say wont you be glad to getout
of a place where they have such
thunder storms as you have there
We have not had any thunder
to speak of for two years but cant
tell when it will start.
Say I have a Scotch man
working for me now and he is a
dandy. and can be depended on
to take care of things. hope you
have got rid of your Englishmen. Haha
Well it is just 10 minutes
after twelve by your time
& 22.10 by ours or 10 after 10.
Oh say did I tell you I am
in the tent & it is fine &
cool at night. Ha.Ha.
How are the men getting
along at the barn?
Well Ethel I guess I will
have to close for this time
& dont you be as slow about
writing as I am but I am
to lazy to write much at
this time so good Bye
with lots of Love & a great big
hug and half a million
kisses. N. C. D. x x x x x x x
A brilliant function held last
Friday night, was the Coronation
ball of the Royal Club at the Bota-
nic Gardens, in London, England.
The grounds were illuminated - the
trees being studded with 50,000 elec-
tric lights in various colours--form-
ing a veritable picture of fairyland.
The ball-room was large enough to
hold a thousand couples in comfort.
It was temporary erected for the