Letter from former New Cumberland resident and friend, Sarah Shoup Hinerman 1902-1979, written on a notecard decorated with an historical picture of The Capitol, Washington D.C. from the original etching by Don Swann. Transcription follows.
Wed. a.m. 9/5 
We really enjoyed your cards and looks like you "got around." My doctor saves foreign stamps & was delighted with the one from Peru.
I'e had so many aches & pains this summer – you wouldn't believe! I've had a pinched nerve which paralyzed my right hand – it's greatly improved (no pain) but is like it's frozen – hence this awful writing. Then I had a bout with high blood pressure which he's getting under control (Dr. who saves stamps). Now i am in the midst of ten radiation therapy (cobalt) treatments at the Ohio Valley Hosp. I have a recurrent pain in left rib. I get around tho' – going to Sistersville for lunch today with some girls (?). When I get despondent & sort of "down and out-ish" I think of Harold's Mother and how chipper she is and it peps me up. (Today is 5th trip for me.)
Isn't this a disgusting letter with "health report"? I wanted you to know why I hadn't written. Hope you'll write us all about your trips - Library in Maine looked so inviting.
Don't you ever get to Atlanta? The K's love it there. Thave have an 8 passenger "Bayliner" boat and enjoy it on Lake Lanier. They bought a piano for Susan and she's thumping on it for dear life – starts to take lessons next week when her school starts. Wish you all would come over – We would love it. Our house is nice and cool and we just stay inside. You all are "seasoned travelers" and please count a day for Glen Dale –
Love to all, Sarah & Chauncey