Fourteen- page letter from Johna Knoedler writing from Sheffield, Alabama dated August 23rd 1903 to his wife in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Johna discusses how hot it is in Alabama and his house where the inside temperature of the house is 88 degrees at 8:30 a.m. and how he lovingly tells his wife that this is the first two days they have been away from each other since they were married and he hopes it is the last. He continues by stating how he had to work on Sunday on some sort of steam engine and how they had to fight off the heat from suffocating on various other activities. From a Sunday School sermon he quotes his teacher's lesson of the day titled; "What is Life? While tying the lesson into President McKinley's recent death. Johna also makes note of an attractive girl coming to town and he makes certain his wife in Chattanooga must know that no other girl can come between them while she is gone."
From what I gather Johna and his wife live in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Johna is working on a job in Sheffield, Alabama just 172 miles away trying to raise money. His separation from his wife of just two seems too much for Johna away from his young bride. He even tried to mail out a letter to her on Sunday but wrote the post office was closed. One has to admire this gentleman for his love for his wife. In just two days apart he is writing 14 page letters each day.
Letter written in pencil on both sides of paper. With stamped original envelope. Postmarked August 24th 1903.
Item ID: 2939
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