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February 20th, 1924.

Carroll, darling Boy:

Your card telling of your bad cold, came day before yesterday.  I am so sorry you have been laid up and hope, b now you are all right again.

How nice it was to see Lloyd and I suppose he could tell you about Scott.

Mrs. Sorby came in today with little Baby Karl, as his Father, Karl Theile Sr. was expected back from his far Interior trip.  However, at Lunch, we heard the boat would not be in till early in the morning.  She had left dinner in the oven, so felt she could not stay all night.

When I wrote before, we were having some strong Taku winds, but it is mild again, have had more snow and now it is cloudy and raining a little, I think.

Helen Smith and her Mother left on the 12th and I guess she is having a grand orgy of shopping for the great event.  The wedding takes place on Thursday, the 28th.

Mr. Smith leaves this P.M. and will take a package to Margu, containing her last summer's hats.

Mildred helped at the Episcopal Silver Tea, held in the Electric Light Rooms.  That is where your old friend, Mr. Jacobsen works and the Goodie Sales are generally held there.

Mrs. Simpson, wife of a jeweler, sister of Charles Goldstein, married to a Gentile and a very loveable and handsome young woman, attended the Legion Convention in Indianapolis, recently.  She said she was amused to see in a paper out there she had brought a personal message to Booth Tarkington from Gov. Scott Bone of Alaska, former fellow Hoosiers.

Mr. Goldstein has the largest dry goods store here, you know.  Mrs. G. went down to Calif. and Marie, the daughter came home with her.  She was in school, but got so homesick.

Cousin Percy and Family have apparently arrived in Seattle.  Margu. sent me a picture of him and the three children from the P. I. of Feb. 11th.

There was a Community Sing in connection with Scandal and Constance Talmadge to which Mildred was taken by Mrs. B. D. Stewart.  M and I went to Vanity Fair.  We were sure Daddie would have like the old time costumes, but it is difficult to get him to a picture and we are so busy, we do not go as often as we would like.

We all went to a dinner at J. A. Hallenthall's.  Played 500 and I won a deck of cards.  He is a very brilliant lawyer, nearly blind.  He is Chairman of Democratic Committee.

They have an immense ranch in Cal. 75 miles from San F.

Last night, the B. D. Stewarts and Mr. and Mrs. Dunn had Luncheon with us.  Daddie and I played 500 with the Dunn's.  He had the immense score of 4500 and said "What's the use of it when I can't have a prize, playing in my own house?"

Mr. Dunn is at the Court House.  Mr. Stewart, Mine Inspector.  The latter have 5 children, the youngest, Mary, the age of Shirley Anne and Mrs. S. simply adores Mildred.  They are very fine folks, Southerners, and Mrs. S. is rated as perfect as Ervin Goodwin was.

Capt. and Mrs. Boedeker returned from California yesterday.  Mrs. B., we love very much.  She will not play Bridge and she wrote "We will have some 500 when I come home."

She saw the Shoups in Calif.  They stopped at the same Hotel and she went to see the tiny Baby.

Precious, I am going to enclose Roger's letter [letter not enclosed] and you can return it to me.  I guess his hard up condition reminded him of old summer resort days and Senior year at College.

Mildred and I still work on rompers at odd times for Shirley Anne.  She was very cunning and motherly with little Baby Karl.  He really is nearly as large as she, but of course, only 7 months old, and so silent, while she talks incessantly.  She looks exactly like an animated doll.

Daddie had a nice little letter from Paul from Detroit.

O, [sic] we had the funniest letter you ever read from George, our old Jap. Cook.  He has been with Mr. Livingston Stedman for 5 years.  He prays for news of all the children and especially , every few lines, of Miss Marguerite, who was so nice to him.

It begins, "My both and Landlady."

It is dinner time and I will say goodbye, hoping you are feeling all well again.  When one of us is ill, it emphasizes the insurmountable distance between loved ones.

Mildred always hopes when it is all over here, we can all live close together.  As she and John like California so well, I guess she hopes we will all be in California.  Who knows.  Marguerite says they are going to have fine attractions at the U.  The Duncan Dancers last week and John Mac Cormack ere long.

Mrs. Henderson says she and Willis Nowell are working up a Concert and will be ready in a few weeks.  She is the only one he will let accompany him.  Honey, did I ask you if you have heard "I heard you pass by" and "You passed by my window."  Mrs. Gibson, a bride sang them and I think they will be lovely for Marguerite, if she is to have a high soprano.

As always, Lovingly,


Envelope: from - Governor's House, Juneau, Alaska; postmarked - [city rubbed out], Alaska Feb 20, 1924, 10 PM; to - Mr. Carroll A. Bone, 318 West 57th St., West Side Y.M.C.A., New York City



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