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Hi thee to .... Cleveland?

Terri Reinhart

The photo is dated 1936, two years before this letter was written. 

Here is another letter I found. I never knew my grandfather, Walter Myers. He died before I was born.  I didn't really know my grandmother, Leota Bradford Myers, all that well, either. She lived in Ohio, then Florida, while we grew up in various states along the Rocky Mountains. I remember her visiting after my brothers were born and a wonderful summer she spent with us when I was in junior high. 

It's been so lovely to get to know my dad's side of the family through their letters. About my grandparents, one thing is clear - they were deeply in love with each other and they kept up their romance all through their marriage. 

Here is the letter:   (all their sons were at the Y camp)

Thursday, August 4, 1938  
Honey,
Unless the Heavens leaketh this afternoon wilt thou hi thee to Cleveland as per yesterday.
I shall be constrained to wait for thee. We wilt then partake of food not of thine own cooking, but of those who receive compensation for such labor.
Perhaps a ride along the cool shores of Lake Erie while day light still holdeth forth will be enticing - no?
Duty calleth. May love flow between thee and me whilst we are absent one from another.
                                                            Until we meet again,
                                                                     Walter