Monday, February 18, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: IT'S A BOY!

Letter from Frank L. Lee to his mother, Georgia Lee,
announcing birth of his son, Frank Welch Lee
December 6, 1912
On a piece of paper from the old Sprague Drug Store, my granddad, Frank Lewis Lee wrote to tell his mother, Georgia Gill Lee, of the birth of his first and only child. At that time,  Georgia Lee was staying with her other son, Linus Virgil Lee, and his wife, Mary, in Harlan, Kentucky.  Transcribed below is that letter to Mrs. G. O. Lee, Harlan, Ky., dated December 6, 1912.

Frank Welch Jr., arrived this A. M. at 10:55 with least possible amount of trouble to every one concerned.  Frank Jr., is holding down job that he perhaps will for some time to come, namely a good healthy squall.
Should any complications arise will notify you at once.
Weight  9 1/4 lbs.
Do not need you at once so if Mary needs you please stay.  Know when it suits you we want you to come. 

Elizabeth Rochester Lee with Frank Welch Lee


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