VA to TN – A Family Correspondence

Entering into the 20th Century, my great-great Grand parents were seperated for a time due to my Grandfather having to move to Nashville for work. Work such as blue collar stints on railways, roofs, dams, and other jobs as the south began to build up as the decades went on after the war. There is a huge box full of letters back and forth from 1900 on to 1905 or so from trips back and forth until they ended up settling in Nashville. I’ve read through a number of them, and the actual content is sometimes sad, funny, or somewhat boring. However, one part that rings true is the nostalgia of a different time. Whether it be the cost of living or the dialect in which those spoke and wrote during that time. Featured today are only a few of those pieces.

Over time I hope to add more as I continue to delve further into the artifacts that include letters, pictures, household  items, Masonic trinkets/garb, and many more things from a time before.

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2 Responses to VA to TN – A Family Correspondence

  1. C.L. says:

    Thanks so much for posting these! Even though mundane, they are still fascinating. I love the hotel stationary, especially the 190_.

  2. drinkinanddronin says:

    Yea, reading through the letters can get a little boring but the print and envelops are really interesting. Amazing how intact they are well over 100 years!

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