Not Worrying

My Rheu

In August of 1908, Sidney Wheldon writes from Silver Bay to his mother, Emma, in South Orrington, Maine, “Dear Mother, My Rheu [rheumatic fever?] is all right am feeling first rate like doing good hard work. got your letter tonight also one from Prue. Am very glad you are going around a little. got letters from Clara & Chris yesterday each spoke of the trip to Nickle. How did you like it?  you people seem to have formed a Mutual Benefit Asso’n Very very glad to hear of it I don’t know about where I am going but am not worrying about it Have written to Harold (a postcard) We have two periods in gym now. 7:35 to 9:35 a.m. right after Chapel. After noons are same as before. this postcard is looking North must go to bed now. 9:30 (Go to bed) bell has rung and lights out will ring presently my roommate is all right. Fred is away up in G. ha! ha! third story or attic. I haven’t taken any pictures Fred helped me in swimming today shall go now with love Sid.

Soft Stillness and the Night

Moon Upon the Bank

In September of 1906, H.E.B. shares a quote from Shakespeare on this postcard sent to Mrs. G.B. Boyce in Poultney, Vermont. “How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night become the touches of sweet harmony.”  (The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1)

Voyage to Black Mountain

Black Mt Voyage 1

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 1909, members of the Summer Institute of the YMCA embarked on a trip to Black Mountain. On this Jesse Sumner Wooley postcard, posted ten days later to Harry V. Fleagle at the Central YMCA in Baltimore, H. Myers wrote, “Having a glorious time. Wish you were here too. Start for home tomorrow.”