Uncle Owen a little younger than when the letter of 7-12-87 was written.
Since Mimi does not get out very often, I suggested be have some luncheon guest. We both had worked with these wonderful ladies at the This N That shop but we worked and did not get to know them as well as we would liked. Therefore, we asked Caroll and Barb for lunch. We all learned a lot about each other and it was so much fun for Mimi and I. We must have them back very soon.
Now for the final part of Uncle Owen's letter to Aunt Fannie:
I think this is the nicest place I have ever struck for a lazy man (like me) Nothing to do except eat, sleep, read, and write letters, and walk around. Not but one drawback to my comfort and that is an awful big one, getting up at five o'clock breakfast.
I have been over to the furnace once since I came and expect to go again if I can stir up courage to take walk again, it is about seven miles there and back.
Ticks are plentiful here. I went out hunting this morning and I think I must have struck a nest of them. I caught about thirty this morning and most all of them were small ones. They say snakes are also very plentiful but I have only seen one and that was a small dead one.
I have not heard from home yet nor from anywhere. I wrote to Will a day or so ago telling him of the bull fights. I would like to know how many fights he and Tom Weaver have had yet? I expect they are worse than we were.
Can't you let Will stay at our house while you and Allie are at Estill? I will promise to take good care of him.
Remember me to Cousin Martha and Miss Lavinia and kiss the children for me (Matt and Mary be included)
Don't forget your promise to answer this letter. Hoping to hear from you soon.
Yours affectionately and etc(chestnuts)
Owen H. Wilson
PS I have omitted something very important (over)
I have concluded to turn my mustache out and my sideburns also, I expect Mama will make me cut them off though. After they grow out a little I won't fear Charley Chestnut or anybody(I refer you to Mary Lu for an explanation)
I ought to be ashamed of myself for forgetting such large matters as those till the PS.
I have seen very few girls here, none that were atall good looking. I want to get back to Summer before the twentieth for on that day I will enter into my nineteenth year and with my mustache etc I guess I will look about 30.
Your loving nephew
Owen H Wilson
Please do not let anyone read this. I am too lazy to copy it over again. OHW
For those who would like to read all at once check the following:
Chapter one Uncle Owen post 2-29-08
Chapter two Uncle Owen post 3-13-08
Chapter three Uncle Owen Post 3-25-08
Will and Mary Lu were Fannie children and I posted about them and their home place on 8-23-07 and 8-24-07
Uncle Owen's father Thomas B. Wilson is in post 8-26-07.
The Tom referred to in the letter was Mimi and Lucy's father and Owen's older brother.
The Kitty Justice is I hope you enjoyed a little of our family history. Peace