The Navy — “Close Quarters” 169
Post marked Eloise, Mich. Apr 22, 1910. Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, D & C Nav Co., Steamer Eastern States, Detroit, Mich.
“Received you letter will ans soon. Like it fine at present. Get your bon bons for you will need them. B.D. [B. Denning] Eloise C. H. [Eloise Country Home, Wayne, MI]”
The Eloise Country Home was a combination poor house and asylum that was pretty much used for any out of control relatives in the early 20th century. It is interesting that Grandpa Lee had a friend living there since one of the family stories is that his parents, Lemuel and Effie Lee Weaver, met and married in an insane asylum — they were attendants in the same facility in Nebraska.
Added point of interest, was Grandpa double timing Grandma? Stay tuned…..