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December 21, 2000

Gem County Commissioners
415 East Main Street
Emmett, Idaho 83617

Dear Friends,

As my letter of a month ago stated I am today sending the people of Gem County a payment on the money that was sent to Mother for food for her and her three children for approximately seven years before and after 1920. I calculated that we received $1395 so today my check in the amount of $4,200 is enclosed to take care of that gift. The check is three times the amount received to help balance off the cheaper dollar today. I am not an economist so I donít know the exact multiple but the extra $2,800 dollars should show that I am concerned about the difference. I am hoping that you officials can accept my gift in the spirit that is was given to the people of Gem County.

Mother, if she were here today, would be immensely pleased that the Gem County gift is being repaid for the $15 amount each month made it possible to feed the four of us. THANK YOU GEM COUNTY!

Sincerely,

Kern Riggs, age 92
 

 

 

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