Dear friend Johnie:
As brother Fletcher was compelled to start to Tyler this morning and can't be here
to write a note of thanks for the Patterns you sent him, I will endeavor to show to you my
gratefulness for your kindness, by enclosing a small "boquet," (the best I could
do) as a memento of the pleasant moments we have spent together.
"Oh happy days! how bright ye seem
Far in the distant past;
Those blissful scenes to which my mind
Shall wander to the last."
I have been made to call to memory vivid recollections of my childhood hours since I have been afforded such a delightful privilege of conversing with your Pa and Ma.
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, May 11, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128714/. Accessed February 9, 2016.