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Thursday, November 23, 2006



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By the end of October 1918, 1,500 Ohioans had died of the Spanish Flu.

To Mrs. B.J. Mallernee
Freeport, Ohio RFD
Postmark: Cadiz, OH
Nov 24th 1918
"Dear Cousin
I have looked till my eyes are sore for you people to pay us a visit this summer but no came. Have you had the flue yet. Mae had a siege of it here but Frank and was not very bad. It is on the decline in and about Deersville. Verry bad at Bowerston now three young men of the same family buried yester. Well the war is over and Ohio gone dry ain't that something great to be. [unreadable] bro Billie had a terrible siege this summer of Typhoid Feever. I had to be up there quite a good bit. Belle's little girl died. Bille is talking of coming down to Harrison Co. to live. Give my love to all. Come when you can and write soon. Your cousin Mrs. Frank Smith"

To Mrs. Ethel E. Ross
111 West Main St.
Middletown, NY
"Dear Ethel
I hope you will forgive me for not ans- your last card but I have been very busy. Our silk petticoats must have taken wings and flew away and taken our dinner with it. I am about sick abed with a cold. I guess you mother is going to stay away all winter. When are you coming home. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. Yours with love mrs. ELN"

Postmark Coldwater Michigan
To Mr. Carl Clark
Boyne Falls, Mich
November 23rd 1920
"Good morning cousin Carl and all how are you a doing at your end of the state these days, Pa and I who have been keeping bachelor's hall for a while expect to drop our job for Pa expects to go over and Ma from the hospital to morrow
Goodby from Clayton"

Now go and give thanks!!