Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Courting Miss Nora - May 30, 1918 "I am so hot now I am ‘bout to scorch"

After talking about the weather and other topics, Tom wrote on page 4 "you are the one I want if I ever want to get married and you know I do if I am like the rest of the boys.  I've got a mighty grand house in Winston you can live in after the war if you want to. Fine location, city water and electric lights.  And if I had you in there I would be happy as a lark."


The only address needed in 1918 was the town!  The postman knew where everyone lived.  Some grandchild (possibly me) cut off the stamp.

May 30-18
C. Sevier
Greenville, S.C.

Dearest Nora.
I rec’d your letter short while ago and was real glad to hear from you again.  I wonder what you are doing for your self these hot old days.  I am so hot now I am ‘bout to scorch.  I was over town yesterday and today and I had a grand old time.  The most good looking girls were there but none as good looking as you, Miss McNeil. Listen they is mighty good looking little girl at Fort Mill S.C. wants me to come and see her and I guess I will go if she keeps on writing for me to come.  Now do you believe me.

[May 30, 1918 - page 2]

I much rather come to see you if I could get long enough pass.  If I go to see Frances I can’t get but a twenty-four hour pass and it would take over half of my time on the road.  She lives ‘bout twenty miles beyond Sharlott [Charlotte] N.C. I am going to ask for a pass to come home real soon and I will come to see you while I am up for we are going to France soon I know. My brother is landed safely in France I am sorry to say.  Well guess I will run up on him sometime over there -  I hope I will if I have to go.  I rather not go if I had my way but maybe it’s all for the good of our country and I am in hope that we will come back safe.

[May 30, 1918 - page 3]

Wish I could have been up there to your box supper.  You know I would get your box or made some large people lots of money and wish I could have seen your box. I know it was just fine.  Who did get your box any way?  You tell me in your next letter who did.  I am getting homesick again for to come home.  Hope I can come real soon for I've got lots to tell you when I see you and hope that will be real soon.  Don’t you work so hard this “Hot Summer.  You stay in and cook and let your mother rest.  "Ha". I know you can cook good and can do any thing you want to, I guess and

[May 30, 1918 - page 4]

you are the one I want if I ever want to get married and you know I do if I am like the rest of the boys.  I've got a mighty grand house in Winston you can live in after the war if you want to. Fine location, city water and electric lights.  And if I had you in there I would be happy as a lark. “Ha. Listen, you wait for me and I will you, if it’s not too long and I think the war will soon come to a close which I hope it will soon.  I am longing for the day to come when I can be sitting by your side looking at your beautiful eyes of yours.  So I will wring off.  Hoping to receive an ans. real soon. I am with very best wishes your true friend.  Please excuse all mistakes and bad writting.  Your wishing
W. T. Snider