A Courting Letter
My grandfather, Powell S. Cooke, wrote the following letter to my grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Simmons, about two months before they were married. The letter is dated October 20, 1913, from Mt. Airy. They were married on January 21, 1914.
Evidently, Grandpa was a pretty fast operator, going from “Miss Mary, Kind Friend,” to being her husband less than two months later! They had seven children, including my mother Nelia Vora. I still live on the farm they lived on and am blessed to be part of this family.
The letter included a short poem:
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