More stream of conciousness Western just for the heck of it. Continuing from last week’s.
Do you think I should put all the entries in order on a page?
Feb 14th Saturday
Got word today that a family further upstream, the MacDonald’s got washed out completely while they were asleep. Ma, Pa, three little ones all gone. I hope it was quick. I hope they never knew.
Ma said that when people began to spread out over the range there were times when whole families died and no one know why. Sickness maybe, took the parents and the kids were left to starve. Or bad water or bad food would kill them all.
She said she remembered coming on a little overgrown shack and when they looked inside there was the bones of a woman and two kids laid out neat and tidy on a bed and a man on the floor. She wondered if maybe he’d taken his own life when his family died but her Pa said no, because he’d been covered by a blanket too. There was nothing to show their names. It’s sad to think that maybe they had folks back east wondering why the letters had stopped.
The O’Connells are building in a different spot now. We’re going to take it in turns to help. Such a pity about that good stone chimney.