|My mom and her twin sister.|
It was a good thing, because they were all gone with in 5 years of her calling or visiting with them. I will always be grateful, because their knowledge would have been lost. This letter is 14 pages long, I will do just two pages at a time so the reader's eyes won't glaze over. Which means, you will have to come back Monday the 24th to see more of the story. : )
The Letter from Ray Whitson to Mary Langley
This is a few things that I remember about our dad.
He was born in Terre Houte Ind. Had five brothers, (to my knowledge he never mentioned any sisters) [this was added to the side in his handwriting... but one]
They scattered going to Missouri, Luisianna, Texas, and so on. Uncle Lute and his sister settled in Custer Okla., just south of Fay about 40 miles by the Frisco RR.
Most of the boys served in the Spanish American War.
Dad was a "Sooner" He cowboyed a lot. For a while he ran a 'quail route'. He would furnish the shells and pay them about 75 cents a dozen. One time while going over the route he had a large wagon load of quail, the tarp that covered them had come loose and the quail could be seen. Dad did not know it until a game.....to be continued