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The following information, and photos from the personal collection of Joyce Davis Jones and provided by the efforts of PA Rice, Much Thanks!!!
Paul Omar Fruits was the brother of Daisy Elizabeth Fruits Davis and Samuel Fruits and Katie Krout Fruits were Daisy's parents.
Below are letters we have transcribed written by Samuel Larkin Fruits:
Alamo, Ind 1-19-39
Dear Neice (sic)
Will drop you a few lines to let you know that myself and the rest are OK and I want to thank o for the nice card. I will try and remember the eight of July it is sombry (?) and bad here now so I cant get any thing done but cant be long now summer I hope you are OK Ottie is here now his birth day was yesterday and he was here for dinner as ever your only Uncle Sam
Alamo, Ind Dec 17, 1922
I am getting ready to go to bed 7:00 o’clock night
Well mother I got ma to write to you. Tell me she can’t write you crazy. She first time picked up her letter and read every word in it the first time. My fingers are so tyred I can’t hardly write to you. I just got through making the beds for all of us. I have made Pauls Bed & the boys and your bed ever night since you have been gone. (not sure this is part of THIS or a different letter) – here ? We are getting along fine. Mother I would like to come up with Harry Russell ? he bring Paul up there Friday? I would like to come up there very well to get some of Harry’s candy. I want some so bad. What is the name of the piece you bought for me. I hope I can play it well. Mother I would like to see you very well and dad. What did you get Grace mother Forest and Paul has wrote all I knew so I will close and if I don’t it will take 10 cents to mail our letter.
Another piece but again, not sure where it belongs
You sweet old thing – So good By my sweet mother & Dear “Old Larkin.” HaHa PS Samuel Larking Fruits. I was so glad to here (sic) that Harry is coming Christmas. You tell him his 2 weeks are 2 months. You tell him I said so. Daisy. Bye Bye