|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1930/07/29|
|Scope & Content||
(SELAH B. STRONG
SETAUKET, L. I., N. Y.)
I have two good things to thank You for; First and foremost for your very good photo. You certainly have a very. good artist for your Photographer your poise is so natural that it needs no imagination. to picture you.
Secondly for your very interesting letter. I enjoy a nice homey letter that seems to
take you right in to the writer's home life.
I wish that I might write as good a one myself; my daily life is so seldom changed I that I have but little to tell;! have Just had a very pleasant visit from the daughter of one of my college classmates; She-is like you a teacher; her home is in Germantown, Pa. She has charge of a department in the Quaker School there and writes me very interesting letters so that when she visit us we have plenty to talk about.
I wish you would send me the day and month of your birth day so that I may cut off your signature and place it in my Birth Day Book. If you know the day of the week on which you were born I would 1ike that. I was born on Friday Oct 1/1841;so you will see that if I live until next October I shall then start on my 90 th year. None of my ancestors as far as I have any record of them lived longer except Elder John Strong founder of North Hampton ,Mass. The first Strong to come to this country, who lived
to be 96 and had 18 children; naturally. The Strong family are well scattered over
this country. The old Elder when his first grand-son was born searched his Bible for a name and finding Selah, the Hebrew form of the Greek Peter, and meaning the same, rock, gave it to him and many of his descendants like myself now bear the name.
That Selah was the first Strong to come to Long Island.
You see when an old man gets to reminiscing he does not know where to stop.
The girls all send love
Wishing for you heath and happiness
Your affectionate Uncle
(signed) Selah B. Strong
|Notes||Typewritten on imprinted stationary text enclosed in () is imprinted.|