This woman is the mother of 10 children, age 41. Went to day school 3 mo. Wrote this letter alone)
Old Fort, N.C.
Sept. 13, 1936
I will write you a letter telling you about my tripe Thursday. Me and my husband went to Lake Lurie to see the President of the United States. We injoyed our trip fine and say several new things. We say an old fashon Loom weaving rugs. We say Chimley Rock that was beautiful. It was cool and pleasant down there, so we hade a nice time.
How are you all by this time well I hope we are all well at this time
Will did Ellar get out of the hospital and how is she and the baby
Till her I said hello. I would like to see her and the baby
Ill Uncle Will how is your cotton I guess you have got a pretty field of cotton by now I would like to come down there again. We sure did have a good time down there in June at the birthday dinner. We got home just fine that Sunday evening just before dark.
(age 25, mother of 2 children, got to 3rd or 4th grade. Has had 4 or 5 lessons in Adult School)
Mrs. Day, I will write you a short letter about the adult school. I think it is fine. I have learned more about reading and writing and counting and I hope it will last. Tell all will learn to read and write.
(age 55, wrote this letter without help. Father of 7 children. Interested very much in school)
(This woman is 28 yrs. old. Mother of 5 children. She is a faithful Adult Student)
Old Fort, N.C. Sept. 16, 1936
I will write you a few lines telling you about my trip to chimmily Rock to see the President. I enjoyed my trip just fine. I saw thing I haven’t seen before. I see an old fashion looms. I am 28 years old and han’t see one befor. I sure did enjoy see it and all so the President.
I found the letters in my mother’s estate, along with the Adult Student newsletter. I have transcribed them for ease of reading. The letters were in a paperclip with a a front and back cover with the following titles
“Letters written by Students”
“Cherry Springs Classes and Jackson Creek Classes”
Click on the links below to review each individual letter by the following students:
My mother, Eunice Davis Burgin told me that the attached Newsletter were students in the adult classes from the Cherry Springs and Jackson Creek sections of McDowell County. Our neighbor Mrs. Alma Gilliam Bradley taught students in one of these classes.
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