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.
“May 27, 1910
My dear Sweetheart:
…This letter I am sure will prove disconnected and uninteresting due to my perturbed condition of mind – This is a time you know where the most important material questions of my life must be met and settled and when I realize that to a very large degree my success in life depends upon the wisdom of my choice it makes me over anxious and perhaps a bit worried – the great question is: – where shall I locate and where does the greatest success await me? And what makes the situation so perplexing, it seems that everyone I meet has a different piece of advice – of course in the end I shall make my own choice praying that mine will also be God’s. I expect to see you Sabbath, your Albert”
7 thoughts on “Q Is For Questions”
What an apposite piece of correspondence for the letter Q – not just its content but also all the otehr q
With apologies, Kristen – my finger slipped and my previous comment was posted by mistake before I finished by saying – the letter raises so many other questions in your mind. Do you know what the problem was that was so perplexing your grandfather?
“The great question is: – where shall I locate and where does the greatest success await me?” Mainly he was worried about where he should locate after he became a doctor – should he stay in Indianapolis? Should he go to Michigan? He had friends who were graduating with plans to settle in various cities and they wanted him to come there and set up his practice.
Albert seems to be in a quandary here.
Eventually it all became clear.
I love the way your grandfather shares these big questions, his worries as well as his joys and successes, with his sweetheart. It bodes well for their married life.
I do too. Things seemed to go well after their marriage. There have been no letters found to the contrary.
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