Undated; but prior to 1905.
[For the past few] weeks Mrs. Catherine [Heath has] been an invalid. During [this] time she has been very sick; [and] so her life was despaired of. [Mr.] Elisha Heath, of Tennessee, [came] for to se her perhaps for the [last] time. Her other children are living [unreadable word]. When Elisha came home, he [test]ified to find his mother very [much bet]ter and on the road to recovery. [When it came] near the time for his return to Tennessee, a reunion of the family[...]at Wm. Vanica's home, where [Catherine] has been during her illness, Union Chapel. Her two sons Joseph C. and Elisha, their wives and children, [Mrs.] Emma Fostor and Mrs. Libby [Van]ica, her two daughters and their [husband]s, Mr. Abraham Fostor and Mr. [Wm.]Vanica and children were all present. [This] included the entire family of [...] and grandchildren, excepting [...] children. A bountiful dinner [...]als with many good things [including] ice cream & c. Partaking of [...], all felt thankful and rejoiced [that their] good mother and grandmother [could] be with them at the table. [The event was] one of enjoyment indeed, [and was] truly a fit occasion for a [...] social enjoyment.
[Seve]n grandchildren present filled [...] themselves, forming an inter[...] which the good grandmother could [onl]y be proud of.
[Elisha Heath] will return to his home in the [South at] once, while his family will fol[low and join him] in a short time.
[...]ire of all was for more such re[...] being spared to again partic[ipate].
Joseph C. Heath