This letter by Ursula Thiess is for sale on eBay–not by me. It is in a lot with two letters by Robert Taylor and the seller has priced the lot at $300–way beyond my budget. I just thought that this letter is such a good illustration of this courageous and loving woman’s character. The letter was written on August 11, 1969, two months after Mr. Taylor’s death and six days after what would have been his fifty-eighth birthday.
Ms. Thiess’ European style of writing is difficult to decipher. It brings to mind an anecdote I read somewhere that her checks were always being returned by the bank because they couldn’t read her writing.
There is one word I can’t figure out but here is the rest of the text. Any suggestions about that word would be gratefully received. Update: the word seems to be concern, as 2 people suggested in their comments and on Facebook. Many thanks to both of you.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Skinner
5453 Nedgmont Circle No.
Fort Worth, Texas 76133
Los Angeles-August 11. 1969
Thank you for your kind letter and concern for us. The children and I are trying to see a new dawn–in each and every day as I had promised my husband we would. Even though our fifteen years of marriage seem like fifteen hours at this point. I do have so much to remember–and still so much to carry out–for both of us.
Thank you so much for having been such devoted fans and friends–and please take my best wishes for you and yours!