Letter from H. E. Edwards to Ella Turner

DeFuniak Fla.
Aug 8, [19]11.

Dear Ella:-

I will ans. your sweet [word omitted] which I was no doubt glad to get.

Kid I sure had a grand time last Smr., but wish you could of been there to enjoyed the sights!!

Ethel took [illegible] with me Wed. night, and R coming down to-morrow to spend the day you may know what a “time” we are going to have as we are all the time doing something.

[On the back of the page in pencil:}

In pretty Eden love began;
An since has been the goal of man;
And the God who gave it birth
Made love the first thing on Earth.
My life is sweet; love makes it so.
And a lover can only know
has brought. Since at
Love’s school I have been
Last night while I was sleeping
The dew had fallen wet,
I fell a sleep and dreamed of
the One I can’t forget.
shadowed light.
Her eyes were like the
Stars on a summer night.
that makes the Heaven

[Accession No. 2022-1-1a (letter) and 1b (envelope): Donated by Christi Clendenon]

For more letters to Ella Turner:
From H. E. Edwards, 1911
From H. E. Edwards, 1912
From H. E. Edwards, 1913
From Jesse I. Garrett in 1913 who ultimately won her hand in marriage.

Many thanks to Christi Clendenon for donating the letters and providing transcripts of them.

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