Love Letters from Prairie du Rocher: Epilogue

1. Joseph Perry Micheau and Edna Julia Lewis were married on 27 November 1913, at St. Francis Xavier Church, in Carbondale, Illinois.  They were married for 62 years before Joe died in 1975.  On their 50th wedding anniversary in 1963, they received a special telegram from Pope John XXIII.

2.  She was, at the end of the day, a practical woman: Of all the letters that were reproduced in the last post, it was the one of June 15, 1913 that Joseph found the most difficult to write. And it’s evident by her poignant reply that Edna must have recognized this.  However, at some point, after receiving that letter, Edna used it to write her shopping list.


3 Responses to “Love Letters from Prairie du Rocher: Epilogue”

  • Apple says:

    Loved the letters – thanks for sharing them. You learn so much about them from a few pages!

  • Love the shopping list… That is exactly what my mother would do… I have several boxes of her stuff… incredible old letters like that, mixed in with recipes, clippings, old photos… I have to go through each piece – front and back and upside down… not to miss a precious bit of her life! Love it! But very tedious!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Keep these ancestor stories coming!

    Bill 😉
    Author of “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

  • Missy says:

    Oh my gosh, that last bit made me laugh out loud! What a sweet treasure — heck, I’d be happy to have just the shopping list from one of my ancestors, but to have the letters too. Thanks for sharing! :o)

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