Jan. 16, 1949
Dear Miss Fallows,
Thank you for your last letter with a snapshot
of you. You write that you were sick in bed. I can not find time for
such a pleasure, but I would like to have it for a few days. I have [had]
a bad head cold for days and days, and no way to cure it.
You see my pupils have very little of health
standards, and colds are with them all the time. Well, I have to have it
too, working with them in school.
We have now an epidemic of mumps from
Anchorage, and now the whole village is under the "spell" of mumps.
My Christmas was like any other Saturday or
Sunday, nothing special, nothing unusual.
We had snow and snow for days. There are
some 8 ft. of snow in come parts of Alaska. We had some there in past
Today, Sunday, we have sun and clear day, but
rather windy. Not cold at all.
Envelope: from - Territorial School,
Ninilchik, Alaska; postmark - [rubbed out], Alaska, [rubbed out], 1949; to -
Miss Mary Fallows, Grove Street, East Berlin, Conn.