Today's treasure is a letter that was included in the box of great-grandma's stuff.
The letter was written to my great-grandpa Piggott by his niece Jennie Hess when she was about 14 years old. I actually knew her as my friend's grandma.
It was around 1970 when mom and dad moved us to the new house. That's when we discovered that the parents of the neighbor kids up the street were both related to my mom. It took me quite a while to get the exact relationship straight. Their mother's father and my mother's mother were first cousins, and their father's mother and my mother's father were first cousins. (confused Yet?)
The letter reads so:
Ogden, UtahDear uncle Will - I amwriting just short notes tonite.I thought maybe I couldwrite over and ask you ifwe couldn't all get to getherand have a sort of familyreunion on xmas I thoughtI could take the folks outbut we can make it nowas mother has a sore onher foot the same as theother one and we won'tlet them take this one off.We will keep you postedand will you let uncle Geo.have this letter as I canhardly think so don'tsee how I can writetwo letters to-nite.
as Ever Jennie
Now that I have scanned this letter I am seriously thinking about surrendering it. I will be going to Idaho and thought that one of Jennie's grandchildren would appreciate having this.