Not exactly a youthful memory, but in 1994, I was cleaning up and painting a rental property for a guy I worked for. My employer said he had bought this duplex 20 years previous. The unit was already rented out and my employer said, " I have never met the renter. He paid his rent every month so there was no need. "
But the renter got old and his family took him away. But he/they left 20-30 years worth of trash behind. This is where I came in . The duplex had a basement and an upstairs. We had a 20 foot dumpster dropped in the driveway.
I found this letter. I found it interesting and written in an entertaining way. So I kept it. It was not written as history, but it was written in 1949 so there is now some history here. I was born in 1952. This letter is 3 years older than me.
I have always wondered what brought someone from Mississippi to Kansas.
A father is writing to his son on his son's birthday.
The mother was throwing snowballs and chasing around the house the day before she gave birth. The couple had no car, which was not unusual in 1949. And you can figure she was 16 when this couple got married. The writer of the letter would have been born in 1880. And I don't know what a shanghai house is.
You will find it interesting, or you won't.
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