September 3, 1961 – Burt Keyes to the Apperson family (Charlotte, NC)

  • September 3, 1961 – Bert Keyes (Star Route, Diamond Point) to the Appersons (Charlotte, NC)

Dear Family,

My thanks to all, “Pa,” “Mom”, John, Tom and “little Ellen” for your Happy Birthday card.

Only five sat down this year – Uncle John, Mr. and Mrs. Langdon of G.E., Aunt Florence and myself.

My sister cooked up a fine meal, a rib roast, three vegetables and ending with ice cream and a huge angel-cake, white icing topped with many candles but fewer than eighty-five! Started at six ending at 7:30. Cards were passed around, gifts opened then we sat on porch till nine and to bed at ten.

Now you have my story – again I thank you. Best and warm regards – Yours very sincerely, Bert

P.S. – I think that Tom could have taken a “second helping” along with others.

P.S. Uncle Jim didn’t show up but arrived here at four – Eating at “Chilhowie” – Taking over three big cuts of birthday cake.