Photocopy of letter from William to home, 16 October, 1923

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Eddie

Copy of letter as requested

Great seeing you all

at poor Anne's funeral

Regard to Moira- hope 

she enjoyed her 89th birthday            Oct 16th 1923

-Mary Jo Needham  Altboy                   247 Summer Ave

            JULY 2003                                            Brooklyn NY

                         A few years have rolled bye

since we last parted and I need not tell

you how happy I felt once more to get

a line from you. Jemmie your letter brought

back many happy moments and yet the

old familar haunts you mentioned made me

feel blue. to think of the once happy crowd

that stood on the old cross road. the old

favorite games we played together since

childhood with all the lads and now where 

are they all. its tough Jemmie wher you

look back to see no more of such jolly old

days. Need I mention the hurling in the

moonlight the Xmas Eave's we stayed up

at your house. the night you stole the bottle

of wine from your fathers room. when we

put Maurices hand in the cup of water.

When we sang the old songs of our country

with pleasure. Then we knew no care of

the world life was smoothe and happy

and last but not least will you ever

forget the night of the fatal dance. it

was a good thing that night we were

in the company of traitors and did not

know it. but alas the poor fellows that

met their doom. Poor Quinlan I spend many

a happy hour with him in the good old

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Eddie

Copy of letter as requested

Great seeing you all

at poor Anne's funeral

Regard to Moira- hope 

she enjoyed her 89th birthday            Oct 16th 1923

-Mary Jo Needham  Altboy                   247 Summer Ave

            JULY 2003                                            Brooklyn NY

                         A few years have rolled bye

since we last parted and I need not tell

you how happy I felt once more to get

a line from you. Jemmie your letter brought

back many happy moments and yet the

old familar haunts you mentioned made me

feel blue. to think of the once happy crowd

that stood on the old cross road. the old

favorite games we played together since

childhood with all the lads and now where 

are they all. its tough Jemmie wher you

look back to see no more of such jolly old

days. Need I mention the hurling in the

moonlight the Xmas Eave's we stayed up

at your house. the night you stole the bottle

of wine from your fathers room. when we

put Maurices hand in the cup of water.

When we sang the old songs of our country

with pleasure. Then we knew no care of

the world life was smoothe and happy

and last but not least will you ever

forget the night of the fatal dance. it

was a good thing that night we were

in the company of traitors and did not

know it. but alas the poor fellows that

met their doom. Poor Quinlan I spend many

a happy hour with him in the good old


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  • July 6, 2017 17:08:00 Annick Rodriguez

    Eddie

    Copy of letter as requested

    Great seeing you all

    at poor Anne's funeral

    Regard to Moira- hope 

    she enjoyed her 89th birthday            Oct 16th 1923

    -Mary Jo Needham  Altboy                   247 Summer Ave

                JULY 2003                                            Brooklyn NY

                             A few years have rolled bye

    since we last parted and I need not tell

    you how happy I felt once more to get

    a line from you. Jemmie your letter brought

    back many happy moments and yet the

    old familar haunts you mentioned made me

    feel blue. to think of the once happy crowd

    that stood on the old cross road. the old

    favorite games we played together since

    childhood with all the lads and now where 

    are they all. its tough Jemmie wher you

    look back to see no more of such jolly old

    days. Need I mention the hurling in the

    moonlight the Xmas Eave's we stayed up

    at your house. the night you stole the bottle

    of wine from your fathers room. when we

    put Maurices hand in the cup of water.

    When we sang the old songs of our country

    with pleasure. Then we knew no care of

    the world life was smoothe and happy

    and last but not least will you ever

    forget the night of the fatal dance. it

    was a good thing that night we were

    in the company of traitors and did not

    know it. but alas the poor fellows that

    met their doom. Poor Quinlan I spend many

    a happy hour with him in the good old

  • July 6, 2017 17:03:04 Annick Rodriguez

    Eddie

    Copy of letter as requested

    Great seeing you all

    at poor Anne's funeral

    Regard to Moira- hope 

    she enjoyed her 89th birthday            Oct 16th 1923

    -Mary Jo Needham  Altboy                   247 Summer Ave

                JULY 2003                                            Brooklyn NY

                             A few years have rolled bye

    since we last parted and I need not tell

    you how happy I felt once more to get

    a line from you. Jemmie your letter brought

    back many happy moments and yet the

    old familar haunts you mentioned made me

    feel blue. to think of the once happy crowd



  • July 6, 2017 16:55:06 Annick Rodriguez

    Eddie

    Copy of letter as requested

    Great seeing you all

    at poor Anne's funeral

    Regard to Moira- hope 

    she enjoyed her 89th birthday            Oct

    -Mary Jo Needham  Altboy

                JULY 2003


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    Brooklyn, New York

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    Verdun

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  • Document location Brooklyn, New York


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