de LONG – ZANDE PAPERS: Series II – Folder 16. Letters to her family. May-August 1920.

Folder 16.  Letters to her family.  May-August 1920.  12 items.

May 1, 1920. “A happy May Day to you, my darling!”

Tues. A.M.  “Well, my darling love, it is good news indeed, that Dr. Hosper’s gentle work…”

Monday 9 A.M.  “Good-morning, my precious love!  Isn’t this just the day to be staying in bed…”

Wednesday before school.  “Good morning, my darling!  My lessons are all done…”

Thursday A.M.  “My belovedest love; Neither letter nor telephone message went to you yesterday…”

May 9 [1920] Sunday morning.  “Mother mine; Of course what I wanted, when I got to town yesterday was to buy all the flowers in all the shops to send to my own darling for Mother’s Day.”

Sat. 10 A.M. Nearing Bridgeport. “My dearests; New York’s entire ghetto plus 3/4 of Tammany’s children & grandchildren are on this train, too, packed in seats, aisles, and everywhere.”

July 4, 1920. 10:45 A.M.  “My dearest dears; June is at church, Miss Charlotte unpacking, Helen—wearing a sweater on this 4th day of July—is luxuriously ensconced in pillows in a big chair…”

July 9, 1920.  Friday. 5:30 P.M.  “My dearest dears; I am out in the sweet, sunshiney, rose-laden breeze…”

July 19, 1920.  “My very dearests; A hard rain, beginning yesterday afternoon, has brought with it a change from the extremely low temperature [sic] which we’ve been having.”

Thursday A.M.  “My dearests; Mr. Gulliver is eating his breakfast—I can here [sic] the rattle of dishes…”

August 6, 1920.  Pigeon Cove, Mass.  “My very most precious loves; ‘The time has come,’ the walrus said…’”