This file was submitted by Nancy Lewis.

Letter from a relative....

Dear Judy,
I'm writing this slow cause I know you can't read fast. We don't live
where we did when you left. Your Dad read in the paper where the most
accidents happened within twenty miles of home, so we moved. I won't be
able to send the address as the last Missouri family that lived here
took
the numbers with them for their next house so they wouldn't have to
change
their address.
 

This place has a washing machine. The first day I put four shirts in
it, pulled the chain, and haven't seen'em since. It only rained twice
this
week... three days the first time, and four days the second time.
 

The coat you wanted me to send you, Aunt Annie said would be a little
too heavy to send in the mail with them heavy buttons, so we cut them
off
and put them in the pockets.
 

We got a bill from the funeral home, said if he didn't make the last
payment on Grandma's funeral bill, up she comes.
 

About your sister... she had a baby this morning. I haven't found out
whether it is a boy or a girl so I don't know if yu are an Aunt or an
Uncle.
 

Your Uncle Amil fell in the whiskey vat. Some men tried to pull him
out, but he fought them off playfull, so he drowned. We creamated him,
and
he burned for three days.
 

Three of your freinds went off the bridge in a pick-up. One was driving,

the other two were in the back. The driver got out. He rolled down the
window and swam to safety. The other two
drowned. They couldn't get the tailgate down. Not much more news this
time,
nothing much has happened.
 

Your Sister,Erma
 

P.S. I was going to send you money, but the envelope was already sealed