I was delighted when a beloved niece made this family letter available to me. An unfortunate gentlemen friend of Helen’s had become entangled with the law and needed her help. According to family stories, she held influence with many judges, lawyers, and business men, since she ran a quite well-patronized house of ill-repute and had become quite wealthy as a bootlegger. I don’t know how this gentleman’s difficulties worked out, but it is apparent for the moment, he regretted his involvement with whiskey. Sad, sad story. I hope his sweet Helen was able to assist him!
My mother found this hilarious letter among her things today. My grandmother was in a foul mood when she wrote it. I recalled this weekend like it was yesterday when I read the letter. Grandma was nosy. She like to get right behind Daddy, quizzing him about his business and his family. He wasn’t a patient man. That certainly didn’t endear her to Continue reading