I feel a moral obligation to be completely transparent and let you know that I am shedding like a Husky in spring. I mean ever since I got vaccinated, the stuff just comes off me in billowing clouds. Think Pig Pen in Peanuts.

July 17th, 1863

My dear Mother

I am just on the wing, to start west, and may not have another opportunity to communicate with you again, for a long time. The Philistines are upon us — all around us, devastating and destroying as they go. Lizzie and I are feeble…

Annie H Hartnett

mother, dancer, writer, lady arm wrestler, curiouser and curiouser

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