The Michael Lang Letters
February 15 1950
Praised be Jesus Christ
My dear Child Thomas Marie,
In summer when father
and mother drove on the field, we youngsters wanted to ride along. As
soon as father
had harnessed the horses, we boys jumped on the wagon and said," May we
along to the field grandmother? We knew very well that someone had to
home with grandmother. Grandmother answered, " Yes " We were up to
the door when grandmother takes Michael out or the wagon. Not without
tears, however on the part or
Michael, but grandmother knew only too well how to soothe a crying
so it continued until my 14th. year and there were 7 children and not
any or us
able to help very much. My mother was sick very often. One time,
remember she was so very sick that I was afraid she was going to die.
I went to church and prayed that
God would let my mother live till I was 18 years old. And God heard my
mother recovered and died after my l8th birthday. She was about 45
in my younger years I was always troubled about our family and then the
increased. My eldest brother's wife died and now we were 5 sons and 2
with our father and our old grandmother.
3 brothers could help with the work on the field but the work at home
hard for my old grandmother. Our field too small for us now and so I
by a carpenter and learnt the trade and so earned a little money to
good cause along.
father married again and I told him I would like to go to
next time I will continue with my narrative. At home every thing is
nicely God be praised. I am still working 6 days in the week and you
mother doesn't think of ever resting even, if she is not feeling well.
is doing very well in school and Andrew does well.
greetings from our dear ones, Your family your parents mother and
and Catherine Lang and family. May the Lord stay with us as it is
and the day is far advanced.