Slovenly Sister

I have come into possession of a large batch of letters received many years ago by a lady named Helen. Most of these are from the 1930’s and 40’s. Helen was away at college when she got this letter from her sister; not sure I would have kept it.

1939 letter from home

This cursive is mostly readable. Helen’s sister writes;

<CITE> Sis I want you to know, and straight from me that you must give up your slovenly habits and thinking about money. Your lame excuses for not having sent home what I asked for, by this time is just another indication that it means little in your life. You had best get down to business and right now if you know what’s good for you. </cite>

… Can you imagine? When Helen gets her degree, sis will have to eat her words.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.