Belle’s Box – 2-2

This entry is part [part not set] of 342 in the series Belle's Box

Read about this series of posts, regarding items in a box originally owned by Belle (Lamunion) Fellows Tinker here. The cast of characters is located here. And, there is an accounting of people about whom I have little information here.

The numbering of these posts had been modified to signify that I am posting items from my archival book two, hence the 2-xx numbering. The posts from this book will contain more thumbnails, you will find that the pages with signatures, text and other important details will enlarge upon clicking.

There is no envelope with this letter, which is dated Nov 11/1925




Bisard, Elizabeth Lamunion (Newaygo, MI) to “Sister and Brother” [Belle Lamunion Fellows Tinker husband Charles Tinker]. Letter. 11 November 1925. Digital Images 2-2a and 2-2b. Privately held by GrannyPam, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Troy, MI 2009.

Newaygo Nov 11/1925
Dear Sister and Brother
yours received last night
it is one of the loveliest spring
morning that you ever see
warm and the sun shines so
bright- Lew and Jane came up
Sunday it snowed awful
Saturday and so they did (o?d)
come until Sunday Nelson
Wheets folks came Sunday
the roads are impassable
up to the corner the mail
man comes around

[page 2 A very cute drawing of a chicken, turkey or some bird at the top.]

and then walks to our
Box Lew got stuck Sunday
Jane got out and pushed
so they got through
Now here is Janes address
325 E Fulton St
Grand Rapids

With Love to all
Write soon your Sister
tell George to write

E Bisard

It is interesting that Elizabeth mentions a “spring” day at the beginning of the letter, when the calendar is obviously in the fall months. Perhaps having the sun shining felt like spring, or perhaps she meant to say fall and made a slip.

Elizabeth was certainly a conscientious older sister; there are many letters and cards to Belle from her. I have no information on “Jane”, who was obviously young and fit enough to push a car in 1925. Lewis F. Bisard, 1874-1940, outlived his mother by only 10 years; he died in Akron, OH. I have added a item to my growing to-do list to investigate who lived at “Jane’s” address in the Grand Rapids City Directories. I have no census listing for Lewis beyond 1900, when he lived with his parents in Ashland Township, Newaygo County. More to does. This entire box is fueling a quickly growing “to do” list!

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