A Grandmother's LegacyJohn's letters to Constance continue into March 1906 with three letters dated March 4, 27 & 30, 1906. All addressed to Miss Constance Warwick, RFD, Alva, O.T.
March 4, 1906 -- This short note reads, "Sunday, Dear connie, My cousin dropped in unexpectedly friday eve, so I can not go to see my S.W. tnight. He will leave in a day or so. He came from Wisconsin. Write and tell me how the spelling contest came out. Write me a big letter this week. Jno McClure."
March 27, 1906 -- Another short note that begins, "Alva, O.T., Mon. Eve., I will write you a few lines this Eve to tell you of your invitation to the wedding Miss Forbis was in today and said, she was going to be married Wed evening at 3:30. I have not asked to get away but think possibly I can for the afternoon.
Can you come to Alva? Of course we must take Gertha a nice present, so you do the buying. I thought one present would do for both of us. Then you see I would not have to do any thinking. She said I was to let you know. Write me Tues. Jno McClure"
March 30, 1906 -- the third letter is a bit longer, two short pages on First National Bank letterhead. It begins, "Alva, Okla. March, 30, 1906, Miss Constance Warwick, Alva, Okla.
Dear Constance: I received your dear little letter, which was berry disappointing, as I wanted to go to the wedding very much, but I suppose you were as much disappointed as I.
You must write Gertha a letter expressing our regrets. I also want you to pick some nice present for her and I will reimburse you when I see you.
Four of we boys have made arrangements to go out to the slat plains Sunday, so you will not be pestered next Sunday night. Of course you know I enjoy my visits out there very much, especially the buggy rides. I am surprised you like to buggy ride with me so much, but I guess you do it just to please me. Write me a letter next week telling me all the news. Yours Affectionately, Jno McClure"