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Sunday, August 10th, 1924

Dearest Carroll:

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 much.

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.



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