Category Archives: Events

Things we plan to do

My dear friend Maggie, I thought you might like this photograph of us that was made in August while we picnicked in the park. I thought it such a lovely image of the four of us, I had one made … Continue reading

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Distant relations

Dear Mother, You will be delighted to learn that I have come across a distant relation recently. We had the great pleasure of visiting with Senator Jefferson Davis and his wife, Varina Davis, over the past week end. Politics aside, … Continue reading

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We survived the pirate raid

My Dear Sister Caroline, I spent the weekend with Cousin Selden and heard about the history time line at Old Fort MacArthur. I truly wish I was able to accompany you. The newspaper ran drawings of some of the action, … Continue reading

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Old Fort MacArthur Days

Dearest Cousin Selden, I must tell you about the most fabulous event that is quickly approaching! The event is called the Old Fort MacArthur Days. It is a history timeline with representatives from historical times up through the modern and … Continue reading

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Friends To Reunite In Costa Mesa

Dear Mrs. Coffin, We are heartily looking forward to visiting with you this upcoming 14th and 15th of May! My sweet Melody has already asked if she will be able to procure the delectable¬† grapes you frequently have on your … Continue reading

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Troops moving on toward Vista

Dear Mother and Father, I write to allay your fears and to assure you that Caroline and I, Melody and her father, Mrs Marshall and her family, all are safe and the armies have moved on from Prado Park. The … Continue reading

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Troops Seen Massing at Prado Regional Park

My Dearest Husband, Time draws onward and I find myself missing you terribly. I do hope you are keeping well out in the elements with the Army and that my last letter arrived with the blanket intact. Spring is starting … Continue reading

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News from near and far

My Dearest Sister Elizabeth, We are safely back from our trip to Calico, California. We were most fortunate to have the Butterfield Overland Mail stage take us the entire way. Our darling niece Melody is a good traveler. At the … Continue reading

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