Bona Vista


October 27                                                     



Dear Sarah[1] - I have just had your address from Sarah Rackie[2].  So now I send you a box which your dear Mother[3] gave me.  it was from her I learned all the painting of flowers that I know, and I can recall many happy hours spent with her, when I received her much valued lessons old as I am 84.  I have a very clear rememberance of those days.  I have heard from Sarah what a roving life yours has been, such has pleasures and trials too.  I hope you are blessed with good health and able to enjoy such times - that alone makes happiness.  I am rather shaky often, but I only have to look around to see many worse.  And now

good bye until we meet in our home above.

    With love yours affectionately

                  Essie Wade[4]


[1] Sarah (McCullagh) Whiteside

[2] Sarah RACKIE?

[3] Sarah McCULLAGH (1816-1857)

[4] “Essie” Esther (née McCULLAGH) WADE (1827-1911, daughter of James McCULLAGH of Corfad and Sarah MURDOCH. She died December 25, 1911.