Verne’s first letter to Dorothy: Sept. 8, 1913

Posted by Preston G. on August 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Aug 022011

Sat. noon

Dear Dorothy,

I am mad now! The next you time you address me a postal, just leave off the little formalities.

I received your card yesterday night and all I could do was to read it as I was in for the night. Why didn’t you make it longer so that I could have kept busy for a while. I don’t like these short impersonal cards. WRITE a letter.

Night before last I spent my time in the Oak Lawn Park and last night I went downtown but the old place isn’t the same.

Say by the way if you can get home early enough and you are willing we will see the Majestic. Let me know. However, you needn’t say “yes” or “no” but we are going to Kirkland Park Friday.

Write by return mail


First letters sent by Verne Garrison to Dorothy Logan during their courtship

Postmark: Sept. 8, 1913
From: Dallas
To: Dorothy in Mineral Wells, TX
Verne was 19. Dorothy was 18.

Editor’s note: Preston G. is reading through and occasionally transcribing several letters from Verne Garrison sent to Dorothy Logan during their courtship. My hope is that transcriptions of most or all of these letters will be posted here as time permits. Enjoy! – Cyndi W.

Preston G.

Retired biochemist. One of 16 grandchildren of Verne Garrison and Dorothy Logan Garrison.

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