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...And of course we have yet another new baby, another girl, this one called Mary. I want to go to become a nurse, but I canít go just yet. Not when the baby is so tiny and Moma is so tired and canít cope...

Jean Day, in a series of letters, presents a picture of young people making their way in the world in early 20th Century America.

More of Anna and Rosie tomorow.

Christmas 1911

Dear Aunt Anna

We are now back at the farm again. Pa found out that the man he rented it to was cheating on the stock and mishandling the place so we had to go back and Pa was pleased to do so.

I managed to get my school certificate last year, and Alec got his before and went to Jamestown College for awhile.

Andrew hated it when we were in town. Every chance he had he hitched a ride back to the farm. He says he doesnít want to go to high school anyway so he doesnít mind that he is missing out on his chance. Ma says that when the time comes, Jack and Anna will go to school at the Academy as boarders.

And of course we have yet another new baby, another girl, this one called Mary. I want to go to become a nurse, but I canít go just yet. Not when the baby is so tiny and Moma is so tired and canít cope. Anna canít manage to do everything on her own. But I do hope to go in a year or so.

Love,

Rosie

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