Sunday, March 30, 2008

Carringer Family Letters, 1890 to 1900 - Post 7

This series of family letters is from the parents, brother and aunt of Henry Austin Carringer residing in National City and San Diego in the 1890 to 1900 time frame. Austin's parents (David Jackson and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer and brother (Edgar, unmarried) resided in Boulder, Colorado during this period of time and there is news of towns people and events in these letters.

The seventh letter is from Austin's brother, Edgar Carringer, in Boulder.


Letter from Rebecca Carringer of Boulder, Colorado to Austin and Della Carringer in San Diego, California. No envelope.

Boulder Colo Mar 28 [18]97

Dear Children your good letter found us better Pa is a good deal better then he was a month ago. I put wet girdles on him every other night it may help him if he don’t do something to bring on hemerage again but he thinks he will be able to do quite a little but I know he wont be able to do much. I am afraid you are going to over do you don’t want to do to much for fear you will get sick.

We are having nice weather now the snow is all gone but a little back here and there and it went off with the sun. Morn and there is nothing new the people are making garden and the grass is getting green.

Mr. Jones of Caribou died yesterday he had newmonia you know he was a stought man and when that caught him it soon took him it is so fatle this winter and spring. I am glad Mrs. Tarvin is getting better for Mr. Sanders told Edgar that the Dr said she would never be any better. Mrs. Johnson is getting her flower beds fixed up it looks like bisness to see them at work. I wish I was able to clean up the yard but I am not so it will have to go dirty. I hope you will all keep nice.

Love to all from parents and Brother.


Rebecca's spelling is very creative, isn't it? Phonetic too! Spring is coming to the Rockies and she is hoping it will warm up and dry out. I was interested in the "wet girdles" she put on Pa - was this to constrict his movement or keep him upright so he could breathe or keep the hemorrhaging (of what?) down by being upright? I wish I knew.

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