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Is it t
woo late to thank you for the sporty cigarettes and
the booful handkerchiefs? Please tell Virginia6 that I liked the pictures she colored quite as well
as any of the pretty things she I got at
Christmas time. I kept them stuck up over my desk for days and then sent
them to her doting grandmother7. That
little girl has a nice eye for color, and we must help her to train it. Tell
her that I have a lovely little orange tree with nine yellow oranges on it
in my window. Someday I am going to send her some delicate little seashells
that Isabelle8 sent me from Florida9. I used to love to play with
The British War Supplies people here are dropping off employees at such a
rate that I am afraid poor Jack12 will
fall from his exalted state and be a job-hunter. Well, perhaps that will be
good for him. It is not good
thi to have
things come too easy when one is too young. But he has had enough success to
whet his ambition and to make him try harder. I sent mother a hundred
dollars last week to help her out on her expenses in Tucson13, and I shall send her a hundred
more the first on March.
I am so glad Virginia liked her beads. I send that young lady anything to wear with fear and trembling; she has such very decided ideas about 'dress'. I'll never forget the tailored hat! How I wish you could box her up and send her on for a few weeks; but she will like it all the better when she is older. Then she must surely come.
I have a book I want the pair of you to read, if I ever get time to fight my
way to the Parcel Post, which is the worst run thing in New York2. Please give my love to all the babies16, and don’t forget
o to send me some sage in the