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Letter #6: August 12, 1889

INTO IRONWOOD When I found Josiah’s letters, my work on everything else came to a screeching halt. My seriesΒ The Malevolent Matriarch about my unkind great grandma took a back seat.Β Our matriarch wrote hundreds of letters in the 40s and 50s. When I came across letters her father Josiah had written to his parents in the…

Letter #5: June 2, 1889

INTO IRONWOOD I found myself giggling like a kid when researching this one, had to force my eyebrows down. It was an “Oh, goodie!” moment, and I thought, “this is too much fun.” Today I share #5 of 14, letters written by my great, great grandfather Si Smith from Ironwood, Michigan beginning in 1889. The…