Monday, September 6, 2010

Rottman Letter, 4 July 1940

A continuation of letters written by my great-grandfather, George Rottman.  The letters were written to his children while he was away from home visiting family in Iowa and Wisconsin in the 1940s.

Although this year is not indicated in the letter, I am pretty sure it was written in 1940, same as the two previous letters of June 1940.  A transcription follows the images.

Lisbon Ia
4th of July A.M.

Dear Children

Just a few lines in ans to receipt of your letter glad to hear from you.  We are all well.  The reason I am writing is to let Ed know the fish are biting much better now.  I caught one catfish 17 in one 13 and 2 white perch down on that gravel sand bar But I cant go at the right time.  Like to-day I have to wait for Sis [Anna] and Jake [Hoag] well we will get down there about 10 oColock [sic] then I will wait till after dinner so you see the best fishing time is gone There seems to be a lot of bass chasing numerous on the gravel bar but I havnt caught any yet dont use the right tactics I guess well there isnt much new out here and I want to mail this on the way down home so you will get it Sat so if Ed wants to come out I think he can get some fishing.

With Love to all


Transcribed by Julie Marie CAHILL Tarr, 24 August 2008.


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