Elizabeth “Libby” Caroline Stickle was the daughter of Charles Beamon Stickle and Mary Ann Blanchard. Libby was born 1 January 1855 in Hebron, New Jersey and died 2 October 1937 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Libby married Frederick James Peabody 3 July 1876 in Redwood Falls and they went on to have three children, Jennie June Peabody, Vivian Peabody, and Earl Wycliffe Tiffany.
This letter is from Libby to her granddaughter, Margaret Tiffany Wilcox, daughter of Jennie June, and is dated 3/31/1933. It’s very possible that I’ve read some of the wrongs incorrectly, please feel free to reach out to me if you see the letter as being different than I do.
Dear Margaret, I’m going to write you a few lines to tell you what you already know I guess. The weather is very nice. When I say to Vivian about the snow she doesn’t like it at all but I don’t see how anyone can say anything against it after such dry weather as we’ve had.
I have a new spring hat and after buying it we had the worst blizzard we’ve had for years and of course Vivian blamed it on the new spring hat. One week more then it’s vacation. I will come back and stay two or three weeks and we are going to try to go to Minneapolis and stay a day or two. We’ve been trying to go for months and I hope we don’t miss it this time.
We are glad to know you are getting along so well in school. I hope there will be nothing to hinder you from getting a four year course. Will the time flies and it won’t be very long and you will be home for the summer. I hear the girls speak of how many weeks before school will be out and I guess you all feel about the same about it.
They have a find superintendent here and I expect they will all come back or if they do they can be thankful but perhaps the time will be better this coming year. I hope so. I expect to go to church Sunday but I don’t expect to wear my new hat, will wait until I get back. I will close this letter with love.
From your grandmother