Belle’s Box – 3-11

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 three, a three precedes the item number.



19 Loraine Ct.
Oct 2-9-46

Dear Mrs. Tinker,

It is with deep and
sincere sympathy I
write this note to you,
hoping it will carry a
word of cheer to your
lonly (sic) and sad life.
Your loss was sure a
surprise and a sad
shock to me.
And I know how terrible
it has been for you. But
time alone will erase


that awful sting and
with the faith we have
in our Lord and savior
I am sure he will give
us strength to carry on
and still receive many
blessings from life.

I do hope your health
will improve and that
you will still find
happiness in living.

Your sincere and
Loving friend

Mrs Eruling(?)

I must admit, I’m not sure how to transcribe the signature on this card. Ereiling? Eruling? Something else?

That problem aside, I notice that this card was send to Belle October 29, 1946, nearly ten months after Charlie Tinker passed away. I wonder if there was some other event which might have prompted the card?

Although I know conventions have changed over the years, I don’t think I would be comforted by the note that was written here. “… a word of cheer into your only (sic) and sad life…” How cheerful. Really.

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