This was a great week-end for treasure hunting!
On one of our treasure hunts my #1 came across a box of old letters!
World War II
Love letters from Elmer to his wife Olive.
They had been married about 6 years before he went off to war.
In one of the letters she talked about being pregnant and feeling very sick!
Oh, how he appreciated getting letters from Olive!
This is Elmer.
I found these pictures in the stack of letters.
I was also able to find out more information about Elmer and his wife online!
How fun is that!
Elmer enjoyed making cider.
He had a cider press in his garage.
The garage was full of old jars of every kind.
I was able to buy a few of those old jars.
After getting to know Elmer a little bit more I wished I had picked up a few more jars from him.
There were lots of miscellaneous papers from the war included in this box.
In one letter Elmer wrote and asked his wife if she had received the French money he had sent her in the mail.
I did not expect to find the money.
But I did, in another letter!
Isn't that cool!
In some of his letters he told about gifts that he was going to be sending to his wife.
It sure would have been fun to have read the letters describing these items before the estate sale so I could have actually found some of those items.
There were also a few letters from his sweetheart Olive in the boxes.
It was so fun to get to know Elmer and Olive!
Thank you Kathleen of Faded Charm for hosting White Wednesday!