May 22, 1922.
Dear, Precious Little Boy, Carroll:
To think of you being on your way to Seattle.
Your letter came on yesterday's boat. As you say it is criminal for you to
be so nearly here and not to come all the way. We all think you ought to
come on to Juneau. You might get here in time for Marguerite's
Commencement, which is a week from Wednesday. May 31st or June 1st, I
believe. Could you not get transportation? I know how much you want
to spend a few days in Seattle, and do not wish to be too insistent, but if you
could extend your vacation a few days to come to see your Juneau Family in our
present home, it would be wonderful. I will feel sick to miss you.
Roger will explain to you about Mildred's condition and the expensive trip I
have just made to Seattle. It was taken at that time, because of the two
reasons above mentioned, aside from wishing to see the Baby, the Children,
meeting Daddie and going to the oculist. I am glad you are having a little
rest, which you doubtless need much. Mildred said Carroll may decide to
stay in Seattle. That would be a happy change for all of us, if you could
do it. You know best of course what can be done, or if you should wish to
leave N.Y. Then I do not know about an opening.
The Senior Ball was last Friday night,
Marguerite entertained her Senior Class Saturday night followed by a Dance, to
which she invited all the High School that dance. Fifty. It was a
success, though there is almost too much going on for the youngsters. I
think I wrote about the interesting School Meet and how little Sister helped win
the Debate Trophy and a ribbon in Declamation. It was a most interesting
week and it will be a permanent thing, they plan. I certainly enjoyed my
initiation into Basket Ball and thought it so good as Baseball. Mildred
had a pretty Bridge Party and returned all her obligations one eve. We all
went to dinner at the Lanz. He is Supt and she Principal, young folks.
They were so proud of Marguerite. Willis Nowell, the fine violinist, was
there and played beautifully. Daddie addressed the Douglas High School
Graduates and did splendidly. They are of foreign birth and deserve lots
of credit. Two of the Boys belonged to the Basket Ball Team and are fine
athletes. They take all the games. We dined previously with the
Christoes. He is a Banker and she a former teacher, of course. Mr.
and Mrs. Henderson and the tiny Joyce went with us. He is the
Commissioner, is a singer and plays well, Accompanies Mr. Nowell. Joyce is
one of the good, healthy, modern Babies. Two months old. We dined
with the McBrides. You remember, he was finally made Collector of Customs.
She is an unusually beloved woman, a Christian Scientist. One young
daughter, Miriam. Last night, we dined with the young Forest. He is
Deputy Dist. Attorney. Fine people. She is quite talented. One
of the young married people of whom Mildred is so fond. They all want to
help her sew. They had spring chickens sent up from Kent. Daddie at
the last, could not go from an attack of earache. We have had some lovely
days interspersed with rain. The Elks had a Dance for the benefit of Boys
Scouts. They had Dance Programs like Rail Road Tickets to be punched and
some funny stunts and characters. John is taking an active interest in the
movement. The head Boy Scout is in town. The Class Colors are orange
& black and Marguerite got orange card board and we tied the cards with black
satin ribbon and had lines to fit the different ones, which Mildred printed on.
In lieu of appropriate Cartoons, pasted on cut Ads. They made quite a hit.
Had yellow flowers and orange and black tulle bows on fruit cock tail glasses.
I do not know that this letter will even reach you in Seattle, as a boat may not
be South bound for some days. But I hope it will. With it goes a
thousand kisses and longings to see you. You will adore little Phyllis
Mary, will enjoy visiting with the Roys, Ruth and meeting Elsie.
In loving haste,
Mr. Gore is Delta chi and was overseas in
Merchant Marines. I guess that is name of Law Frat. Name is Lister &
used to visit Crystal Springs.
Love to all.
Envelope [though letter is addressed to
Carroll]: from - Governor's House, Juneau, Alaska; postmark - Juneau, Alaska,
May 21, 1922 1130AM; to - Mr. Roger M. Bone, 1609 Hoge Bldg., Seattle, Wash.