Laura Mack Kephart’s Letter To Leonard W. Kephart, January 24, 1946

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Laura Wright

Abstract: In this letter, Laura is catching Leonard up to speed on their various family affairs and the current events on numerous family friends. Laura mentions that the subsequent information in the letter was all included in the previous Ithaca Journal. The Kephart family keeps a tight record of all quotidian events as well as the extraordinary occurrences that befall them and their contemporaries. Laura appears delighted at the prospect of more incoming letters from Barbara Anne (Leonard’s daughter) while feeling dismayed at all of her unrequited letters. Manton andSusie (unidentified family friends) visited for dinner but Roger (unidentifiable) could not be roused into attending. Meanwhile, Dorothy (unidentifiable) will be relocating to Rochester. Manton has insured Laura of Sam Bird’s (Leonard’s nephew) return. In which he will finally complete his undergraduate degree within two terms. Roy Ferris (Leonard’s nephew) is enlisting into the armed forces but wants to attend Cornell afterward. Syd Bird unidentifiable) has assured George (Leonard’s brother) of Sam’s prestige priority at nearby colleges based on hismilitary service. Laura assures her son that the last of the bovine will be sold soon enough. However, the Palmers (unidentified family friends) will be moving in early February. The helpful farmhand Alfred (family friend who works on the farm) has yet to be replaced but luckily Andy (great uncle-in-law of Horace) remains. Laura conveys to her son that she will move into her country home when the weather becomes more agreeable. The Riley’s (Laura’s sister marries into the Riley’s) have set up a city and country home for Laura. She concludes her letter by stating that she will hardly move more than a toothbrush, which eludes to the privileged life she maintains between homes. She sends all of her love for Leonard and his brood.

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Language: English
Date: 2020

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