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Anna And Rosie: 11 - Anna And Rosie

...Moma is very ill. I donít know what is wrong but she has said that Alec must come home from the National Guard in Texas...

Jean Day's story, told in letters, tells of an immigrant family, making their way in the United States in the early days of the 20th Century.

To be continued tomorrow.

August 1916

Dear Rosie

Moma is very ill. I donít know what is wrong but she has said that Alec must come home from the National Guard in Texas. She told Pa to send a cable to him. You must come home too. I am so worried that she will die.
The new baby is not due for three months yet, but Moma has no energy and canít do any work, and she finds it so hard to breathe. I heard Moma joking to Pa that the doctor said that it was all his fault. That the doctor had told him that she shouldnít have any more children. But Moma was laughing when she said it.

I am so scared. I canít take care of Cornel and Mary by myself, and Gertie and Ceal are no use at all. Eddie is such a bother too. Please come home soon.

Your sister,

Anna

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