de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series I – Folder 11. Letters to her family. January-May 1907

Letters to her family.    January-May 1907  .


Folder 11.  Letters to her family.    January-May 1907   25 items.

Going back to Lexington.  “My very dear Ones:  It seems the longest ever since I heard from you or wrote to you, for no word came to me before I left Hindman…”

Postmarked Indianapolis Jan 3 11 PM 1907.  “It distressed me so much to find word from Helen of Mother’s illness when I got home last night.”

“Mother dear:  Here I am, recovering from the evil effects of some green onions we had…”

Sunday Noon.  “Dearest Mother and Helen:  I wish I knew, today, that warmth….”

Thursday Evening.  “Well, it is Lucy and I tonight, who are unsettled, for we are going to move as soon as we can find rooms.”

“Dear Two, Mother and Helen: Here sit Lucy and I, amid the ruins of our room…”

Sunday Afternoon [Helen: 1907? Indianapolis]  “Dearest Mother and Helen:  The sunshine is pouring in through the west window where I am sitting…”

Thursday Evening.  “Dear me, what fine new clothes we all are having…”

Sunday Evening.  “Dearest Mother and Helen:  After a day in bed, with long hours of dozing and reading…”

Sunday Afternoon.  “Ethel is sitting in the sun in the bathroom, while downstairs…”

“My dears:  Can you realize that the temperature is over eighty, more than an hour after sundown, that the green is as green as can be, in the parks, that the lilacs have budded…”

“Dearest Mother and Helen: I hope you feel well and ‘comfy’ and cheerful tonight…”

Sunday Afternoon.  “My dears, my dears!  How much I wish I were going to take an Eastern train in an hour or so, and arrive shortly in Northampton!”

Wednesday Morning.  “Dearest Mother: What is vacation for if not to give opportunities to write letters…”

Sunday Afternoon.  “Dear hearts; Lucy sits in one of my windows, absorbed in the April Atlantic.”

April 14, 1907.  “Dearest Mother and Helen,—I have just finished sending Mr. Richards my advertisement for the Outlook, which, I hope, is going to bring us another Mr. Kodera.”

Thursday.  “Dears—It is five minutes of six, and I must wash up, brush up, before dinner and my evening’s tutoring.”

April 21, 1907. “Dearest Mother and Helen:  Lucy has just furnished the date…”

Thursday Evening.  “Dearest Mother:  Can you imagine any greater luxury than to be sitting propped up in a bed, with an electric light at either side of the head of the bed…”

April 28, 1907.  “I am sitting here on the side porch, just enjoying the lovely quiet….”

“Dearest Mother: How sorry sorry I am that you are not to see Mrs. Bussing for any length of time!”

May 2, 1907.  “Dearest Mother and Helen:  It is just six o’clock of a perfect day, when the world is all budding green after several days of rain.”

“My dear Mother and Sister:  I’ve just been inspecting again the handkerchiefs that Mr. Marmon brought me from the post-office this morning.”

“My dearie:  Are you worshipping in Montclair today, listening to one of Dr. Lucas’s sermons?”

May 30, 1907.  “My dearie Mother:  It is the close of a lovely Memorial day, cool and sunshiny, and spectacular, for President Roosevelt has been making a speech here…”