Hope 1974 will bring us all good health and happiness. My best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year. Thanks for the nice picture you sent last year as I don’t think I have wrote you about it. I like to hear from you at Christmas time as its like reading a whole paper for the year. Thanks a lot. I think of you folks often. I wish you lived closer by us.
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Dear Bernadine, Robert & All,
Thanks for the card and letter and all the addresses you sent me. I should have called you folks when
was killed in that
Plane Crash but it was such a shock to all of us that I couldn’t think of
anything so it seems I couldn’t get at writing until just lately. I sent LaVonne a letter and a clipping out of
the paper after Norman ’s
funeral. He had a military funeral. It was so nice. He had always told Viola, that’s his wife,
that’s what he wanted when he died. He was
coming home to celebrate my 88 birthday.
He had planned on that so much as his sister from Norman was here so we all were going to have
such a nice visit as we all were going to be here and Artis had spoken for the
shelter at the park. So we was going to have supper there. But he didn’t get here. Clayton, Maxine, Mildred and some other ones
went to the Utah to meet him as we hadn’t heard
anything about the crash. They told them
to go home as the plane was going to be 2 hours late but in the meantime Viola had
called here and said she heard that the
plane has crashed but that’s all she knew at that time, so it sure was a shock
to all of us. Air Port
Will write you again soon. I’m sending you a picture of myself. It was taken awhile ago. (no picture with this card now).
Here is the inside of the card with Aunt Anna's writing and below a photo of her as a child from the family photo.