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Monday nite 7: P.M.
Mother has just been talking to Helen. Helen said she wanted us there for Christmas dinner [[inserted above]: in Eve]] & mother said she wanted them here & that she had asked Uncle Fred out. Suppose no matter where we eat, we'll have to go down & see Virginia & her [eyes?] [[inserted above]: Xmas morning]]. I was down at Helens for awhile last eve. Virginia always wants in my purse, so I took out a green "hanky" & something else; then later my comb. They gave her my gloves. One at a time they she could not hurt or would hurt her. Still she wasn't satisfied not even with a pencil & paper. So I opened my purse & she sure had a grand & glorious time.
Did mama tell you that Gae was home for about half an hour last Thursday nite? Helen & Roy, Rachel & Floyd were out for a ride. Rachel said lets go see Gae, "where do we turn?" Helen said "right here." I think they were on Foothill Blvd then. Gae was on the outside Balcony - the one that has big flower roots around it. They coaxed for a little while. Then she saw John Goby on Blvd. & Roy said it didn't take her
[[inserted left margin]: I rented house across st to some nice old Iowa folks. Chickens are laying pretty good. Sick hen still living which just makes me about sick. Got 6 lb pkgs from Cleveland yesterday. Weather is wonderful. Write soon & often. Love Ma.]]
very long then to decide. I called up Helen about 7:00 to see if she was going to the community chorus & [[struck text]: concert was c]] concert at the High School & was coming up after us. It was then she informed us Gae was in this neck of the woods. About 8:00 o'clock they arrived here & John about 1/2 hour later to take Gae back to school. I don't know when she called him up. After G & J had gone, Roy & Helen dropped mother off at the concert - & in time for the offering & then walked home -
The new offices for C.E. are - Pres. Carl Joslin - V. Pres. Miriam Shively - Lec Elen Shively - Treas. H. May - a new kid.
Scotty was up for Treasurer & if he had been elected it would have been quite a family affair. I asked Miriam if she thot [thought] she could handle the boys. Last time there was only one, Roy, [[inserted above]: on the executive]]. We got 2 packages today from Cleveland. One was a picture of Gorge, the Baby [[inserted above]: 21 years old]], & the other a quilt or something. One corner [[inserted above]: of box]] was broken open so ma (& I) peeked). The pictures came this A.M. & so we undid it. --- Mother just called Lindshand & he said we could get them [[inserted above]: auto licenses]] thru him. He sends to L.A. I told told her to ask him if he changed anything & she didn't. Well guess thats all the news for now. Haven't heard from Gae since last Thursday nite.
With love -- Alice --
[[inserted left margin]: P.S. Ma wants to know if you are braiding yourself - or eat at Ellies.]]
Sun Nite 12/15/29 9 O'clock
Dearest Daddy: -
I just got home from M.E. church. They had as their special guests the Hi X boys and their leaders and one of them is the fat Mr Slick.
When I got home here, found Alice out talking to Andy and his girl Miss Scott. They'd brot [brought] Alice home from Arcadia Ch. Andy says tell Daddy he sends his love you. He didn't know until Alice told him that you were away.
I wrote Jacksons 8 pages this Eve & mailed at Bakers Corner. I told all about you and what good letters you wrote and I'd ask you to write them soon as I get their correct address.
Alice has been to Ch. and R School and C.E. Biz meetin at 3. C.E. this Eve. & Ch. again this Eve. I think that a plenty for one day don't you?
Did you go to church as Ma told you too [to]?
[[inserted left margin]: A Mr Simpson called up. Wanted you to sharpen a saw for him. Said you'd done work for him.]]
I met Mr Phipps recently on St. and of course first thing as usual he inquired for you and was surprised when I told where you were, and sent his love or something to you and said "tell him I don't like him slipping away like that without saying anyabout it." Etc.
Howdy: Just got chickens fed and after I write a little must go out and water yard, squirt off poarch [porch] & side-walk and water the back.
Expect my Auxillary lodge women here tonite and that means extra work tidying up a bit and I've got so much to do I don't know whether I'm a foot or horseback. Police got Lewie and Gill and another boy who has been staying there for last 10 da or more for breaking a lock and stealing 2 automobiles. Paper didn't give their names but they are missing and I know its them. They were to be taken to Juvenile Hall L.A. yesterday so I hope they will be punished good & proper.
Are you cooking any of your own meals yet? If not, why not your breakfast? I don't want you getting any thinner. Linstrand Emil says he don't charge for sending licences & he will get 'em in L.A. and of course we would get receipt in that way.