|Letter from J. J. Spurlock to Sarah Elizabeth Spurlock Conville|
|Envelope postmarked 25 Oct 1929|
Hope to be able to visit
you all some day.
Writing on the eve of the Great Depression, my grandfather speaks of having bills to pay. I wonder how he fared during the 1930s. I don't think my great-grandmother's stone was ever replaced; the grave stone where she is buried in Hurricane Cemetery, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, appears to have been made at a time closer to her death in 1893. I am saddened that there is no evidence that he had the chance to visit his siblings in Louisiana and Texas before his death in 1940.
This is a rare treasure that connects me to one of my ancestors I never knew. I am lucky to have it.
© 2011 Denise Spurlock