Letter from Ruby Flinn Petrie
Effie-Dean Rogan Giles
May 1, 1957
930 Farra Drive
Oklahoma City, Okla.
May 1, 1957
Dear Effie Dean:
Well, at last, the pictures are finished. As I told you, the greatgreat grandmother is a rather stern looking person. There were spots on the face of the enlargement so it had to be restored to a certain extent - making the cost $ 20.80 for restoration and two pictures. Your part half $10.40. Then the greatgreat grandfather picture for you was $7.40. I did not count you in on that restoration, because that was mine before you knew about it. You had given me $5.00, so they charged me $ 2.40 more to have the colored on. So $ 17.80 from $30.00 leaves you $12.20 refund. I would have sent an itemized statement but I paid half down at the time of ordering them and I got a 15% store discount and also got them made at a time when they put on "specials" (about three times a year). So it was made out in so many different bill you would have had difficulty in making heads & tails of it. It all added up to my statement,
I have not heard from John Love. I did not get the letter off as soon as I had intended and he may be away on a case.
I have thought of writing to Aunt Mary McMordies (Grandmothers sister) daughter in Vernon, Texas, to see if she knew anything about that side of the family. I do not have her full name. Aunt Annie may know. Wed better hurry before these relatives pass away.
We are having rain, rain, rain as well as Texas - Impossible to get into ones garden. I put out tomato plants in mud yesterday and last night we had over two inches of rain again cloudy today. We will probably have more.
Would be happy to have you visit me and (Oklahoma).
Effie Dean, we are having a Bi-centennial from June 14 to July 7, here in Oklahoma City. Will really be interesting and it isnt far from Austin - ha.
The pictures are in another package R.
Editors note- These pictures must be of the Teague or possible Wood? Family, John C. and Nancy(Wood?) Teague? Ruby and Effie were the great grand daughters of Isiah Flinn.
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