I am in possession of a letter that my MIL got in a box at a garage sale.The envelope is dated 9-21 with no year.The letter inside is dated Nov 9, 1918.The envelope is "from" Aline Gerlach, 217 E Ayers, Edmond, OK; (to) Ms Ruth Boydston, Depew, OK.
The letter is (to) Mr (or Mrs) W.M.J. Boydston and written (from) Depew, O or D St, Depew,, Nov 9,1918.
I can't make much sense of the letter except to say it is a letter from someone who loves someone else, could be a mother, a jilted lover, a husband or wife, not sure.The back of page 4 does say " Mr W.M.J. Boydston, Camp Fremont, Base Hospital, Ward U although there is no signature at all. The last paragrah says "some loves pumpkins, some loves squash, i loves you I do by guash.love ?????yooxx oodles of luff to you". (sounds like a love letter to me)
There is a 5th page which is of different paper but old which says "Camp Pike Arkansaw, Casual Co-90-162, Depot-Brigade.AND there is a newpaper article from some newpaper which is a picture of a little girl and says "First Birthday - Melissa Ann Boydston, daugher of Jim and Maggie Boydston, celeberated her first birthday on Jun 13etc,, etc,, etc.
This letter does not belong to me.I hope to hear from someone who might think it belongs to them.On the other hand, I have left out some details because I am never going to again sell stuff to you ebay people who want to sell stuff for top dollar - I am hoping that a real family member can obtain this letter if it means anything to them.
I am not wanting to sale this, don't misunderstand.I just don't want to give it away to someone who might "sell it".I hoping that one of you knows these folks and I might be able to get rid of it to a rightful owner.