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  •  ...it wasn't a love letter... (6+ / 0-)

    ...just ongoing correspondence with a women he had a relationship back in Europe during WWI...well before he met and married my grandmother.

    He just kept it secret from her I'm certain to avoid hurting her feelings...there wasn't anything all "sexy" in those letters...just correspondence the way it was back then (you had to write and send letters). They kept in touch and simply shared what was happening in their lives. If it were today, it would have been email.

    Those letters stopped in 1931 for no apparent reason. I assume it was due to the Great Depression which put an end to lots of "normal" stuff people did...

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences. -7.38; -3.44

    by paradise50 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 09:07:00 AM PDT

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    •  My great-grandmother would've considered (4+ / 0-)
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      The Marti, dharmasyd, Dragon5616, LinSea

      it a "love letter" back in the day. She was a Victorian with a relish. She would've split the house asunder with great cries of "You're still corresponding with THAT woman!" The lack of emotion in the letters themselves would've made little difference to her. She lived by a firm set of rules of what was-and what wasn't-simply done.

      The Americas greatest political dynasty...the Kaan

      by catilinus on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 09:52:14 AM PDT

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