April 8, 1922
Arrived in Seattle Monday 6.45 P.M. Daddie, Mr. Selvina, Mr. Taylor met
me. Went out to Robert & Elsie's for dinner. The Judd Family are
staying with them. The Father has nothing to do & sunk his money derived
from sale of store in the oil Co. as did Robt. Elsie told me they are
simple, trusting, kindly people. Father born in Vermont, went to Quebec
and Alberta - married a Canadian and heretofore sunk 60,000 in oil. A
grown son has a job now & away. Three small children 9 - 11 - 6 -
Frank, Lee, Marjorie. Marion - 14. You will be relieved to know the
furniture of the shack is being used - also Mat - _al - was in storage.
Elsie said they went out to the shack & it was locked with a different lock &
had wires all around it.
Her father inquired rent -
Maid - she said $10- & said shack belonged to Mrs. Wells. The children
have a nice piano & Elsie had made pretty curtains. It is a cunning
Bungalo. [sic] Living Room - nook - kitchen - Bath - 2 bedrooms - sleeping porch
& rooms in Basement. So you see we can all stow away. I feel very
sorry for Mr. Judd. Elsie blames Mrs. Martin who asked him to put in the
money. Says Robt. won't discuss it. We had a good dinner Robert asks
a beautiful blessing. Ruth & Roger came to call. Daddie looked fine.
I had awaiting me beautiful roses from the Ramsays & Marmadukes, cards & _____
of welcome & invitations. Unfortunately, my voice was gone for a few days
& could not respond. Tuesday - Roger took me to Occulist. Then he &
Daddie lunched with Taylor & the phone rang incessantly, but I could not answer
it & secretary out. Mr. Fillo came. His wife's Grandma died last
week. In eve. died at Roger's. The Baby is lovely, very large &
good. A Hamlin. Ruth is a fine mother & as devoted to Phyllis Mary
as her mother is to her. [She?] had about a million gifts. Mrs.
Hamlin & Phyllis are in Calif. Clarke has rheumatism. They look
____. Ruth & Roger have another 5 room apt in Olympia for a month, have
been in it. It is very attractive. She had her own Ivory set & on
her Birthday, her mother gave her extremely attractive wicker furniture for
their dining room & living room. Their wedding gifts ornament wall, plate
(Moved here Wed. A.M.) [--Sunset Club, Seattle letterhead]
I hoped Daddie could linger a few days with me, but he felt he should sail as
planned - on Alameda Wed. A.M. A good many friends were [in] town & movies
taken of Daddie & me. There was a smiling picture of us in P.I. Have
asked Fillo to send you one. Elsie & her mother had lunch with me.
Did a little shopping. Robt. was with us a while as he has some time out
between 12 & two, vibrates between. Smith & Stuart Building. We met
Mary Theile & called at a Fur Store to plan style of making up the mink furs
presented me. They are large & handsome & will be enough for a shoulder
cape. Went w/Robert's for dinner. Over his radio caught the P. I.
message w/Daddie. He sent a humorous one through them. Thurs.
Occulist with Roger. Drops in _____ . Could not see much all day but
wandered around ____ some project. Papers said I went with Daddie- still
must have been numerous phone calls & messages left. Weather lovely till
Friday rained & snowed a little. Elsie came down early & stayed with me
all day. We went to the fur store, got me a new hat (Grahams) back here
for lunch. Robt joining us. In eve Mrs. and James Wiley came for me
& I had a most pleasant eve with - mat peerless family. They miss
Virginia. Marion is very sweet. John goes in for Radio. James
for football & tennis. He is so tall. Daddie seems to be
tremendously respected here as Gov. Today Peggy postponed a luncheon
engagement, so after my farewell visit w/Dr. Perry decided to finish up my
shopping. Roger & I ate lightly at Pig & Mis___. Something stole my
appetite since reaching here _____ throat tablets or eye drops. Robt,
Elsie & I dined at Mrs. Thomases [sic] in their pretty & daintily furnished new
house. They are so happy with it. A dream come true. My voice
is much better & it is impossible now to escape making engagements though I
really want to be with the children all that is possible. Dine with Roger
tomorrow. Elsie will work a week at Fredericks. She is an
experienced candy packer. She told me & worked 2 weeks at Xmas, made $40.
Rained this A.M. then changed into a lovely P.M. Meet a good many old
friends: Thought Scott would like to know about furniture. Many friend
inquire for all of you children. Had previous letter from Baby.
Slumber party, great success. It seems odd to be here. I did not get
to hear many details of Daddie's wonderful trip. The time was so short &
he was so sought-after. I am in a small room. The club drawing room
has been elaborately redecorated. Goodnight.
Kisses, Lots of Love,
Envelope: from - Mrs. Scott Bone, Juneau,
Alaska; Seattle, Wash, Terminal Sta. Apr 18, 9 A.M.; to - Mr. Carroll Bone,
Traffic Dept, C. M. & St. P. Ry., 42 Broadway, New York City