Shell and Fan
24 November 1918
This has been some cold day, but we went to church this A.M. and heard a splendid sermon on "Thanksgiving." Rev. Scott never spoke better. He's really great. The people never will appreciate him until he's gone. Last Sunday was Harvest and it was fairly good. Might have been better but for the flu. They realized $12.50 from it. Our club held it's first meeting last Friday evening at Madaline's. She put on a strut, too. We certainly had a good time. We are all feeling okay. Mama is so much better, though she complains yet.
Now, Shell, about your question. Willie Lee and several others have been telling me that we were to get married for a month or more. I've been wondering where it all came from. I know you wrote me some time ago that you had "something to tell me," but I never dreamed it was on this subject. It's all okay though and if you will overlook my deficiencies, I'll say yes. You know you like good cooking and I'd have to learn to do that, even after working in a grocery store all my life. Ha, ha! Now that you know about my inability as a cook does it shock you? Just let me know what you think about it.
Now, Shell, please don't write any of this to any one, for it's our own business and we can keep them guessing awhile longer. What do you say? Do this for me as a special request.
Well, dear, I'm so sleepy that I can't write longer so you must let me off tonight with just one kiss. Ha, ha!
As ever,your Fan
To see the proposal letter click here.
To see the acceptance of the proposal click here.