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Sister Brian
Sister Brian
 
  25 May 2022
Letter from Dorothy Daggett Wild to the Mattson family in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
Letter from Dorothy Daggett Wild to the Mattson family in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
Tuesday, November 20

Dear Mel, Joyce, Janice, Lori & Monica -

Your announcement to Susan came yesterday. It is very evident that you expected and wanted a boy but I'm sure you will love this little one just the same. She was a good sized baby and I think tha name is lovely. It is out of the ordinary run of names, goes very nicely with Mattson too. I've always meant to ask if I could make you anything. I have a couple blankets Susan served and I'll send them very soon. Also one of those terry cloth sets I got for Christmas. Would you use or want any little short kimonos? I will make some if you say so. Just let me know.

From the weather forecast, we are missing another storm. So many last year went south of us though we surely had more snow than we could manage. A warm day now would take all we've got. The telephone poles are set by here but no telling how long before the wire is strung and all ready.

I want to let you know that we want to send baby dolls to the girls. Knowing Janice, she will want to do what you do with Monica so they will be dolls that can wet. It might be better if you say they are from Santa Claus just so Bob and Jane's little ones don't think we're cheating them. Just wanted to let you know to ease your mind about dolls for them. They will come direct from Daytons. We hope to have a card fairly often. Love, Mother 
  22 Mar 2022
Letter from Ted Wild to the Mattson family in 1956 shortly after the birth of Monica
Letter from Ted Wild to the Mattson family in 1956 shortly after the birth of Monica
Monday a.m.

My dear folks --

Just a line this morning to check on our new grand-daughter. How are you all? By the time this arrives, you should be home again. Am sure you were quite disappointed when the little girl arrived, since you both wanted a boy. What will be will be. Do hope that all goes well for you and that things get back to normal. What was the reaction when the girls saw their new sister? Like all others, I suppose they were sort of dumbfounded.

All is quiet on the western front. Nothing new. Mom feels fine, but her diet is quite hard to follow. Sort of hits the rest of us. Slows things up pretty much. Had a quiet day for our anniversary. Went to Mass. Afterwards, Susan went to the school to work with others and we came home for awhile. Mostly to see the Canadians off on their return. Later we went back to Langdon to a movie -- then ate up there and then home for a quiet evening. Next year we hope to do better, as it is another fifth year. Do you know it's four years already since we visited you folks. Doesn't time fly?

Was just down and helped with the wash. Now, when I finish this, I will be going into Osna to do some mailing and some business. John took the kids this morning so we will have the trip this afternoon. Next week, Susan will start staying in, we have a good room lined up. Guess you perhaps know that Dorothy has asked us down for turkey.

Hope that all goes swell for you and that the new girl is real good. Love and kisses for you all, Dad  
  22 Mar 2022
Note from Dorothy Wild to the Mattsons in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
Note from Dorothy Wild to the Mattsons in 1956, shortly after the birth of Monica
Found on the back of a letter from David Wild to his parents, probably part of a packet of letters in a family "round robin" that operated for many many years.

Text of the note:

Dear Mattsons --

These letters are old but since they are still around I'll send them. Thanks again for the greetings. We saw "The King and I" and ate dinner out. But since I'm on an 800 calorie diet it isn't much fun -- just hope Thanksgiving doesn't get one all off for I intend to eat half way decently. Do hope the baby is good. Presume it will be baptized Sunday. We haven't heard her name . Greetings to you for Thanksgiving - and we hope you feel as good as possible.

Love, Mother

How do the little girls like the new sister?
 
  21 Mar 2022
Letter from David Wild to his parents, 1956
Letter from David Wild to his parents, 1956
 
  21 Mar 2022
Letter from Joyce Wild to her mother, who was in Minneapolis for the birth of daughter Mary Susan in 1939
Letter from Joyce Wild to her mother, who was in Minneapolis for the birth of daughter Mary Susan in 1939
Osnabrock, ND
October 11, 1939

Dear Mother,

How are you getting along? We are getting along fine, exepting BaraBara is getting kind of snappy. She always snoping in your stachenary box. I am trying to be good.

How's Mary Carol? When can she come of the in. I'm want see her soon. I hope she's fine.

Can I have a curl in the middle of my forehead. I think I look O.K.

Wish you were home. I get lonesome without you. Hurry!

I geuss thats all this time. I will right soon.

Your daughter
Joyce
P.S. Name the Baby "Mary Carol" 
  21 Mar 2022

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree | Branch   Last Modified 
I81 
Wild, Barbara Louise 
b. 12 Nov 1930  Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA  Default 25 May 2022
I3323 
Nyman, Edith Emilia 
b. 1899   Default 4 May 2022
I4558 
Denomy, John 
   Default 19 Mar 2022
I4541 
MacKenzie, Henry James 
b. 1895   Default 19 Mar 2022
I4543 
Cook, Rhoda F. 
b. 1917   Default 19 Mar 2022
I4542 
Bradley, Ruby Irene 
b. 1896   Default 19 Mar 2022
I2283 
Adams, John S. 
b. Abt 1830  Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland  Default 17 Mar 2022
I4136 
Burchel, Aaron 
b. 1870  Leeds & Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada  Default 17 Mar 2022
I1621 
Eberlee, Valentine E. 
b. 20 Mar 1881   Default 9 Mar 2022
I86 
Daggett, Paul Edwin 
b. 6 Jan 1893   Default 9 Mar 2022
I167 
Doggett, Thomas 
b. 1630  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA  Default 9 Mar 2022