And I came across this letter.
It is an actual, ten-page letter from what seems to be about the early 1940s, so around World War II.
It is extremely dirty.
Granted, we tend to forget that in the early part of the 20th century, people were allowed to be pervy and nasty and sex-driven; at least, I do. This letter is a fresh reminder that even since the early 20th century, some people were real freaky nasty
.Confessions of a Southern GirlCirca Early 1940s
Transcribed by Cory Anotado
Note from the transcriber: Best ten bucks I ever spent.
I was married quite young, not quite sixteen, but was good looking and had a good husband, and was mother of two children: a boy and a girl. Everything went fine until I was 28 years old, then my husband died.
After a year or so, men began to pay attention to me again, but there was no one dear to me but my deceased husband.
There was a burglar scare about this time in my neighborhood and I was all worked up about this and afraid to go to sleep at night. Some of the neighbors advised me to get a dog that would be respected by strangers. I saw an advertisement in the paper about a lady going north who would like a home for her Saint Bernard dog. I went over to see him. He sure was a beauty; so large and gentle like a lamb.( Can you see where this is going? OBVIOUSLY NSFW. )
So there's the story. If I can get to a scanner, I'll scan it in.