U is for Union Station


My grandparents - Albert B. Cleage & Pearl D. Reed in 1909.
My grandparents – Albert B. Cleage & Pearl D. Reed in 1909.

For this year’s April A-Z Challenge I am blogging everyday using items taken from the letters written by my grandfather to my grandmother from 1907 to 1912, starting with “A” and moving right through the alphabet to “Z” during April.

U is for Union6/21/10

Dear Pearl –

Hope you are well and happy, and that it is still possible for you to go with us tomorrow.

Is it hot enough for you? am going to be very busy today.  Meet me at the Union depot tomorrow morning no later than 7:30 a.m.

Tomorrow I shall become a gentleman of title & hereafter shall be considered by the world – doctor, but to you I hope to always remain – just Albert.

us_extGood photos and history of Union Station “By 1900, approximately 150 passenger trains a day passed through the station.  In 1910, the number peaked at around 200 passenger trains a day.  The railroad tracks, still at grade level and declared dangerous to pedestrians and motorists, were elevated between 1915 and 1919.”

17 thoughts on “U is for Union Station

      1. He just sounds like such a nice, humble person. I think I love him! You come from neat people, Kristin!

  1. I love your take on topic for A-Z. The images are great and to hear the words of the note spoken within their own time is wonderful. Hope to read more. Good luck with the A-Z!

      1. When I commented I hadn’t seen this exchange. I guess a couple of us saw some humility in his letter!

  2. So he graduated the next day? I think they are the lovliest letters to have and they must have been delightful people.

  3. I’m always thinking in the back of my head what Mother was thinking. She was dashing off to see her Love. Pretty station and being so new back then. What a love rush!

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