Bio: Noetzel, Mr./Mrs. (A.H. – Letter- 1939)
Surnames: Carteron, Noetzel
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 2 Feb 1939
Mrs. Lester Carteron received the following letter from Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Noetzel, who are spending the winter in Florida.
15 Jan 1939
I just don't find much time to write. We are always out, either one place or another.
No matter were you drive you will see luxuriant flowers and palms, or orange and grapefruit groves, rich sub-tropical vegetation, curious masses of mangrove, oaks, great cypress and long-leaf pine, and so many interesting triees.
There are "Trails" reserved exclusively for the use of pedestrians, bicycles and wheel chairs, others for cars. Ocean drives either going north or south are beautiful, and you can see the fisherman pull in his catch all along the ocean or lake.
Today our neighbors asked us to go with them to an inlet some 40 miles from here. It is a beautiful place where you can bathe or rest on the sand, or fish. We also picked up some nice shells.
We saw so many sharks that had been caught. They either cut their throat and throw them back or throw them on the beach for the birds to eat. These were small, only 2 or 3 feet long.
The other day we drove to an orange grove and bought oranges, grapefruit, also kumquats. I made 9 pints of marmalade. Tomorrow will make some of the grapefruit.
We certainly enjoy sunny Florida. We are outdoors all the time. I am as brown as an Indian. Won't know what I will look like when we get home.
Ambrosia and Grover were here 2 weeks and enjoyed it much. They were in bathing most every day, even on Xmas Day. We also drove down to Ft. Lauderdale to call on some of Grover's friends, then drove to Miami and Miami Beach, then on to Coral Gable, where he also called on friends, then we drove to the Venetian Pool in "Coral Gable," a beautiful pool of water forced in from the ocean. It is surrounded with flowers, shrubs and huge palm trees. We … (the rest of the letter was cut off on my copy)
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