Several weeks ago I was going through my great aunts memorabilia. She was a wonderful letter writer. She kept all the correspondence with an uncle of hers. There is an endearing tone in his letters to her and she must have liked that a great deal. The earliest letter from Mr Miller is in 1913. He had moved from our part of NC to KY. He was lonely and rethinking his decision to move.
Mr Miller wrote her many Valentine letters and she did the same for him. I have no idea what the Progressive Committee is or if he held an office. I would suspect so. He was the town doctor as he always signed his name as Dr. Miller. He was quite her senior and was married. The letters do hint toward something more than niece and uncle. They are very often romantic. Maybe she just had a crush on him. He was about the only man who paid attention to her.
He once told my aunt that his wife was out of town and it was pleasant in the house. He says that he wishes Anna was there to spend some time with him. She never married but the letters live on.
Her letters from him are wrapped and held secured with a baby blue ribbon. Tucked inside those letters are clips from newspaper articles about gardening events and social gatherings. I suppose she wishes he was there to join her. Looks like she filled the envelopes with every major event through the years they corresponded.
My aunt was a beautiful woman. Here is her graduation picture in 1913 from Salem College.
I do not have the names of all the plants.