Judging by this letter, I’m guessing I was right.
The Set Up
Dora is still convalescing in Benton New Hampshire. She’s been there for over a month now, and I’m sure is lonely and bored and scared. All she can do is lay in her bed and obsess about Charlie.
This letter is a short one, but a heartbreaking one. The Carrie mentioned is another telephone operator who works with Charlie in the Benton office.
Letters to Charlie #15
Of course, I’m making assumptions when I say Dora writing those three little words fifteen days ago caused Charlie to freak out. Maybe he had a perfectly legitimate reason for not writing her back.
I’d like to think that, but as Dora herself said, in the past she could clearly identify what caused their unpleasantness. Not this time. If she truly thought about things, I’m sure she would see what we see. But perhaps denial is easier.
I know I picked on Dora a lot in the last letter, but I feel so sad for her in this one. Regardless of the situation, heartbreak is the worst.
Hang in there Dora. Be kind to yourself. Focus on getting better and getting back to your life.
So What’s Next?
Well, friends. I’m afraid we too are going to have to patiently wait by the mail box, because the next letter doesn’t land in Charlie’s mailbox until December 13, the only letter remaining in 1909.
Until that time…
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UP TO SPEED WITH THE LETTERS
New to the Letter’s to Charlie series? Here are links to the preceding letters to catch up:
- The Beginning January 1, 2018
- One– August 25, 1907
- Two – June 21, 1908
- Three – July 8, 1908
- Four and Five – August 28, 1908 and February 5, 1909
- Six – April 20, 1909
- Seven – May 9, 1909
- Eight – June 1, 1909
- Nine – June 30, 1909
- Ten – July 11, 1909
- Eleven – July 13, 1909
- Twelve – July 18, 1909
- Thirteen – July 24, 1909
- Fourteen – August 3, 1909