About This Blog

Over the years I have had the privilege of obtaining hundreds of old family letters and diaries. Some of them I inherited from my mother, grandmother and cousin, while others were borrowed from relatives who allowed me to scan their original letters.

Over the years some of these letters, especially those relating to the Crawford and Comfort families, have been transcribed and are the ongoing subject of the blog entitled Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be found here. There are many, many more letters still waiting to be transcribed and as I go through the letters pulling out any related to the Crawford and Comfort families, I have become especially interested in letters from the 1920’s written mostly by my great-grandmother, Nancy (Keith) Brown, and her daughter, my grandmother, Lela (Brown) Mueller. That has prompted me to start this blog, which will include letters written to and from Nancy and Lela as well as other family members and friends.

A summary of each letter, in italics, has been added to the top of each letter. Where possible, footnotes have been added to identify people mentioned in the letters. Every effort has been made to transcribe these letters exactly as written, keeping the original spelling, however sometimes punctuation has been added to make the letters more readable.

Many thanks to Jean Johnson, Lela Mueller, Dorothy Langmayer, Carol Stafford and Shirley Glascott for these letters and Jay Crawford who has been my partner in transcribing the Crawford/Comfort family letters. I would also like to thank my friend and neighbor, Karen Karafa, who has enjoyed the letters so much that she has now become my partner in transcribing them.

If you have any corrections, additions or comments, please feel free to let me know either by posting a comment or emailing me at expyour@aol.com.

6 Responses to About This Blog

  1. karenlee says:

    Hi, I love what you are doing here with your family letters. I am doing something similar with our three collections and find the task both daunting and very exciting. Nice to see a kindred soul. Thanks for the follow as well. I’ll be peeking around a bit more. 🙂


    • Barb Triphahn says:

      Hi Karen, As soon as I saw what your blog was about I knew I needed to follow you. We both feel the need to preserve our families’ heritage. I’m looking forward to delving into your blogs more deeply.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Barb Triphahn says:

    Yep. We are so blessed that our families saved everything, but I feel such a great responsibility to make sure they are preserved. I luckily have a cousin and two neighbors who enjoy helping me transcribe the letters.

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