Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Letter to Amelia Aerhart?

I have been having the most fascinating correspondence with a woman from Fort Wayne Indiana, Susan. Susan contacted me because she was doing some research on Amelia Earhart and happened to discover in the Purdue University Archives a letter from a little boy asking "Miss Earhart" for her autograph. The little boy's name was Richard Bailhe.

Curious about this child, Susan googled his name and my blog came up. Those of you who have been friends with me for a while will remember that I wrote quite a bit about my father as he was dying almost three years ago now. So Susan emailed me to ask if the little boy was my father.

Well, he is!! I had never heard about this letter and I don't believe my father ever mentioned it. Course, he was only ten at the time. Maybe he didn't remember having written it either. I want to write more about this later. It's like a piece of history just jumped out of time for me to see. Many thanks to Susan for contacting me.

The letter is here. More on this later....

5 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh! Rosemary! How sweet was that?
I want to hear more. I want to go see that movie about her too.
Wow. You connect with the most interesting stories! :)

Suzanne said...

Ooops that was me, Rosemary..you know Miss Forgetful! Ha!

Sarah - Kala said...

Cool! I love history so this is really neat!!

Pat said...

this is really amazing. Did you know that your father had met her?

Mimi said...

That's so awesome! I've always loved Amelia's story, and am looking forward to the movie.

Congrats!