Sunday, August 10th, 1924
My letter was mailed yesterday and today your
fine one of July 29th came before church.
We were much interested to read of your trip
thru old New England. We surely are at extremes.
Lynn sounds attractive. I hope Daddie can
be there for your operation, then he can take in the possibilities.
All the rest of us like Seattle and the Puget
Sound country except you and Sister. She and John just have to see and try
out Calif. Lots of our friends are in Cal. Los A., San F. and so on.
The three boats today did not bring letters
from Bess or Elsie. I have written twice to both families. I hope
Elsie will not forget and think she has and I have not. I told her when
she was here that was the only thing I had against her.
Well, Honey Boy, I am glad things are getting
more bearable and that you are taking things more bravely. It is the only
way. One feels rebellious and desperately unhappy for a time, then things
seem to become more agreeable or there are side duties or pleasures that make us
ignore our worries for a time, or we just have to be diplomatic or secretive.
I seem to be playing a part most of the time.
I am making only a slight dent in my vast heap
of letters. It does no good to be ashamed. There have been such
demands on my time and strength, if there is any leisure, I often have to lie
down instead of writing every spare moment, as you remember I used to.
Since e have had the baby, the early morning hours are often given up to her
instead of the typewriter or pen.
Carroll, Marguerite says perhaps you have heard
our lovely singer, or will do sometime. I forgot to enclose the account
before. You may return them if you please. [no enclosures in this letter]
Marked favorites - you need not return Mrs. Gannaway's letters. She was
quite anxious to come to Alaska with her little attractive adopted daughter and
some of her friends or managers wrote as if I had guaranteed her financial
success. On the contrary. I had to tell her that the Red Cross
authorities were not in favor of her coming on a speaking tour. That is
they said she would not make expenses as the towns are so far apart and
populations so small. I felt personally very sorry and now that our big
rush is over, would enjoy a visit with Mrs.. G. whom I like and admire very
Apparently, she decided it would not be wise to
take chances. It was awfully embarrassing to me, but she seemed to have
understood. You understand we would love to have had her visit us, but
could not guarantee financial gains.
Monday, Shirley Anne has started for a little
walk and called, "Dood bye, Mammie de=ah" then, "Doodbye, Mrs. Rott C. Bone."
We have no idea how she caught it, but she has a marvelous understanding.
Her glorious hair is the sensation of the town and she always goes bareheaded.
Love and kisses.
Envelope: from - Governor's House,
Juneau, Alaska; postmarked - Juneau, Alaska, Aug 12, 1924, 10PM; to - Mr.
Carroll A. Bone, Y.M.C.A., #316 Huntington Ave., Boston, Mass.