Letter from Annie Flournoy to Her Sister

DeFuniak Spgs. Fla.
Nov. 29th, 1900
Mrs. S. P. McCaskill
Dear Sister
I have thought a long time I would write to you but I did not think I would every have to write and tell you about my lost one He was a loving Husband and a kind Father to his little children allso kind to every one and Oh! you do not know how I do miss him

He was only sick in the bed one week. He was taken with malaria fever and Hemoriges from the kidneys. He was the sickest I ever saw and did not complain much. He was perfect senstive of his death and knew he could not live He allso had his right mind till just a few minutes before the last breath left him.

Mr. Flournoy mooved us up here to keep us from being sick it is such a sickly place at Jolly Bay but I have not been happy like I would have been if he could have been with us For it seamed like something was hanging heavy over me and then he has been having chills and fever all the summer. I have only two children Alvin and Willie a boy and girl living and of course I feel it a great responsbility in raising them up right but I hope with the Lords help I will suceed in raising them to be a good and useful man and woman.

Alvin is ten and Willie is seven years old.

Jhonnies baby died yesterday I went to the funeral today It always was very delicate and we did not think it could be raised.

Meama is well as could be expected She sends her love and best wishes to you all

We heard you was coming Xmas I hope you will

My love to you all
As ever your Sister
Annie Flournoy

[Accession No. 2016-3-4: Anonymous Donor]

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