de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series I – Folder 53. Letters to her family. August-December 1924.

Folder 53.  Letters to her family.  August-December 1924.    38 items.

Friday 4 P.M.  “My dearest Family—Mabel & I have just arrived here at the hospital…”

Postmarked Louisville & [illegible] R.P.O.  Tr24 Aug 8 1924.  Addressed to Mrs. George de Long Pine Mt Harlan Co Kentucky.  “Arabella, my dear—you are another of the brilliant …”

Postmarked Louisville [illeg]  1924 [illeg]  “Dearest Berto—I’d write Berto and Elena if…”

“Dearest Mother: Tuesday—and it is better than Monday for comfort.”

Thursday 5 P.M.  “Dearest Arabella—Well, this is truly a good time—and we all are…”

Friday, Sept. 12, 1924.  “Dearest Arabella—and Helen!  Rebecca Mack has just been…”

Monday [September] 15, 1924.  “Dearest Arabella—It is 7.30 a.m., & Berto & Luigi are…”

Postmarked Iowa City, Iowa Sep 15 7 PM 1924. “And we’re in Iowa, Helen dear…”

Tuesday.  “Arabella, my dear, we have had a fascinating trip across the plains…”

Sept. 18, 1924.  Gold Hill, Colorado.  “Dearest Arabella—You’re getting a birthday letter started several days ahead…” [Enclosed is birthday letter from Luigi.]

Sept. 19, 1924 Gold Hill.  “Dearest Helen—You certainly feel as if this were the top of the world…”

Saturday the 20th [September]1924.  “Dearest Arabella—Antoinette came yesterday…”

Sept. 22.  “Dearest Arabella—Good morning, and hugs & kisses to Elena!’

Sept. 24—no 23. 9 P.M.  “And what sort of a birthday did you have—my darling?”

Friday.  “Darling Arabella—Well, I’d give anything to have you se Lake Isabelle.”

Postmarked Gold Hill 1924 Sep 27 2 PM Co.  Saturday the 27th.  “Dearest Helen—Great to get your letter last night…”

Monday the 29th [September].  “Dearest Arabella—This is a warm, beautiful morning…”

October 1st.  “My darling Arabella—Today you see the lovely blue mountains…”

Oct. 3.  “Dearest of Arabellas—Well, well, well, even before I say a word about the beautiful snowstorm we had last night….”

Tuesday the 8th [October].  “Dearest Arabella—Yes, I deliberately neglected you…”

[To Elena] “A letter to darling Elena from Mother!”

Postmarked Long’s Peak Oct 8 5 PM 1924 Colo.  Tues. the 8th.  “Dearest Helen—This is the gorgeous country we came to Sunday!”  [Enclosed photo of Chasm Lake]

Friday.  “Dearest Mother, What a joy it was this morning, to get 2 letters…”

Gold Hill. Monday.  “Dearest Arabella—This is the loveliest calm sunny day!”

Postmark torn.  Colo.  “Dearest Sister—I do feel dreadfully that you’ve not heard from me..”

Wednesday the 15th [October]  “Howdy, dearest Arab!  It’s another lovely, warm day…”

Saturday the 17 [October]  Gold Hill, Colorado.  “Dearest Arabella—No letter to you yesterday because I was so busy all the morning getting things ready to go away—HOME!”

Tuesday P.M.  “Dearest Helen—Home again and all is well, and yet it isn’t…”

Monday.  “Dearest Helen—Not a line from me as yet to tell you how I love my linen pillowcases—my birthday present!”

Friday.  “Dearest Helen, I’m expecting L. & B. from the movies most any minute…”

Friday.  “Dearest Arabella—All the world is at the moving pictures, except little E.Z…..”

Tuesday.  “Dearest Arabella—This is a note for Thanksgiving Day that may get to you…”

Tuesday.  “Dearest Sister—I wonder where you’ll be Thanksgiving Day?”

Monday the first [December].  “Dearest Ladies,—have you met each other again yet?”

Wednesday P.M.  “My dears—(Started to H.—but ended to both)  This is to tell you…”

Thurs.  “Dearests, two of you—Lucy Grumbine & B.V.G. have been up having supper…”

Postmarked Pine Mountain Dec 16 AM 1924.  Monday.  “My dears—I’ve just finished doing you up a box from us all…”

“The last night of 1925 [1924].  Dearest Arabella & Helen—Home again, by our own lovely fires—the Christmas decorations still lovely, and the house in such nice order…”