The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Marcellus Page 1
Edward Marcellus. Letter to Goldie Marcellus, ca. 1918
(Courtesy of Andrew Carroll / The Legacy Project)
*Edward's comments are in bold*
Sunday 3 P.M.
I went to church this morning. I wore my
new coat & hat *I'll bet you looked sweet*. I will
tell you I sure did look swell. *Have a kiss on me, Cupid.*
I never received so many compliments in my life before.
From the old to the young. Yes I took your picture to
church with me. (You see I just must have you with me
that is all.) *That is a catastrophe* Everyone thought
you sure was a fine *fat* looking young man. Our
preacher's wife, a most lovely lady, said "your hus-
band sure is nice looking" *so* and the preacher said
not only he, but he is the posseser of a nice looking
young wife." I will look more pret-ty when you get
home, *dots gut* for I will be more hap-py. I want to
keep myself looking well, for you. Well dear I must
close & get supper. I will write more tomorrow *Eat
some for me*.
So By By sweet dreams *Yes, I had `em*.