Letters from Bridget - 25 Apr 1887

Mullabawn April 25 1887
My Dear Son and Daughter inlaw and family I rite you those fiew lines to let you know that we received your letter and money all right which we are for ever thankful of you and your kind wife it sertenaly don us a deal of good may God replace double as much in it's stead Dear Son and Daughter we are very happy to hear of you's all being well and in good health and wishing you deal of happiness in your young son we are all well at present my health is very good I do not get out of my bed any day untill ten or eleven we all be very glad to hear from you's besides your a great help to leave us comfortable John is getting very stif and little work dose him for the time to come The people have nearly all the crops finishing there is no person about here remembers so dry a spring as this was last summer was a very wet season and caused bad crops to much rain dose not do with this country I hope them wild caracters you called them roughs are not coming near or annoying yous we rote a nother time to Patrick and got no ansur if you get word from him let us know there was very troublesom times in this country between landlords and tenants some Landlords are doing a little and some more they will gieve none a tall we had not very much snow last winter but along teadous frost all sorts of grain are sellling very cheap Some say Ireland will mend if we get home rool but it is very teadous coming Peter has five of a family three little boys and too little girls my self and Peter's Wife is doing very well there could be no better all the young people of this country is going to America Peter his wife and all the family joins me in sending our love and best respects to you your Wife and family good by for the present from your Mother Bridget Keenan to my Son Bernard Keenan
P.S....rite soon
[ Alvin Bernard KEENAN was Bernard's 1st. son, and Arthur was his second. WSB ]