September 1, 1936 Comanche, Texas

Lil Durham wrote the following on her birthday. It was written, of course, to her sister Rube. I am only going to give you excerpts here, but you may read the letter in its entirety at the Comanche County Historical Museum. Remember, Lill worked for Higginbotham Bros. and these are typed on that letterhead.

These letters do give us at least some insight as to what people were doing in the 1930s.

“…Mother, B0, Willard, and I went to the new picture show last night-the picture was real cute and the show is mighty nice. The sound is just fine and think we will enjoy going. I’m going to make Mother go more because she surely seems to enjoy it. “The Sunday school class is going on a picnic tonight-I don’t know whether I will go or not but may do it as it will beat staying at home by myself. I guess I’m spoiled but it won’t seem natural not to have something to do on my birthday but guess I’ll have to get used to it. “…Hope you liked your house shoes. They came to $2.75-but they ought to be good ones. I filled out the check you gave me for them and the brassiere-making $4.23 in all. “…I’m so hot-wish I could get in the middle of those waves-seems too good to be true now.”

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Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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