Friday, February 16, 2018

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Valentine

This post is part of Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks for 2018. The prompt for the week of February 12, 2018, is Valentine.

I'm so lucky to have letters my maternal grandfather, William Liming Redles, sent to my grandmother, Leona Roberts, during their courtship and marriage in the 1920s and early 1930s. (He died in 1932.) I've only read through 1923, but I've listed the letters in a spreadsheet with a short synopsis of each one. 

I previously posted a Valentine's Day card I'd found in Will's letters that he'd sent to Leona for Valentine's Day in 1923. I searched my spreadsheet to see if there were any others, and I found one he mailed to her for that same Valentines' in 1923.

1923 Valentine's Day card my grandfather Will sent to my grandmother Leona

I wonder what my grandparents would think about me posting their love notes on the internet for the world to see! I doubt they'd be pleased. From reading my grandfather's letters, he sounds like a very private person. In fact, in one of his letters, he asks my grandmother to destroy all of his letters. I'm glad she didn't listen!


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