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My Dear Edith,

Your sweet letter received and had began to think you had forgotten me. You do not know how I [?] your letters and wish they were [?] pages long. {?] Papa at church [?] not and I [?] the children Sleighs go flying past. Would enjoy ride but will not fortunate enough. This is the first we have had of it. Bet we would find some way of getting me if you were here if we had to [?] [?] Edith [?][?] [?] we be a sight [?] long legged thing like

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us Where its the would be we get rope long enough to get ahead of the legs. Did you know Thomas had chicken pox Thought at first it was small pox and maybe just a few of us [?] just a litte scared, Is muchg better but having some [?] with his throat Uncle William Davis, ([?] half brother in East Brady[?}) died quite suddenly Thursday A. M. Aunt Mary and Uncle Perry went up Friday Buried to day [?] and Papa talked of going but gave it up Am sorry to hear about

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your sister. Hope she will improve rapidly. Couldn't hilp it under your care Was there myself four year ago this month. Have slight rememberance of it, [?] Our party was grand. About 54 couples so you can imagine. Niece did not go but Nettie and Walters came and [?] of course and many not of [?] people some from Alliance, [?] [?] Sakenm Beaves Walls and Pittsburg, oh yes and Waterford, Walter and [Glar?] were dressed as[?] in satire. [?] an [?]

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Nettie a red cross nurse. and "yours truly" in spanish costume, mine was satin red sat skirt trimmed in bangles and blue silk Big blue silk sash and cap with red tassels white satin blouse with [fine ?] stripe and red jacket black wig and red satin mask. Never saw anything come in handier than the red slippers you sent. [wore ?] them until after the grand march my dress was slint and had black silk hose and had legs laced in red satin ribbon. Ollie said all the boys [ ?] was

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and charges 25 cents each for spectators from 9.30 to 10.30 and at 10.15 had grand march and immediately after it the unmasking. You should of seen the surprised people The spectators nearly had fit and half of us didnt know our own partners Then the Orchestra played two step and spect. went out. Had quite a crowd and [ ?] we came out just 2 cts. ahead of expenses. We had a bunch staying here that night and say the next morning it was something fierce one person [ ?] have

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