In the year of 1924, George N. Randolph, a US Army captain stationed at Camp Gaillard in the Panama Canal Zone, sat at his desk and began writing his first love letter to Ruth Morrison, a woman he had fallen in love with at first sight. Being a military man, he began expressing himself in a definite, precise manner. The recipient of his letter was the principal of the English Speaking School of Gatun, in the Canal Zone. She immediately replied to his letter in her own softer, more descriptive manner. Thus began their love story.
In The Captain's Lady, the couple's daughter, Ellen Randolph Weatherly, shares the letters her parents penned to each other, complete with all the essential elements necessary in a spellbinding love story. The letters include commentaries involving historical events, political elections, pioneer history, humorous happenings, and life during the period of 1924.
Compiled exactly as they were written, the letters, and accompanying photographs, not only paint a picture of the times, but also narrate the tale of an enduring love story.