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55 Vega Ave Cle3veland O.
Sept, 14, 1898.
My Dear Edith -
Your letter received this morning and I now hasten to ans. Katie arrived home last eve - she is improved in health. - and is now rushing me and herself to get ready to go to Chicago. will leave this week or monday if she can get ready. I had to do her washing to day - and she is trying to iron some and wants me to do the rest to day for her I tell her no. I have already overdone today, she has taken a dress to the cleaners to be cleaned and has riped up a skirt. to be
washed and made over, she has a new satin skirt which she got before going to Columbus - she says Jennie ordered her dad to get her one just like it, and a new big black hat. Katie says Jennie is well and fat and perfectly lazy - does nothing but sit and fan herself and laugh and entertain her sweet-hart. Mr Head she says he is nice and Katie says she too likes him. and they are happy as two children when together and that is half of their time, she tells him evry thing and lets him read all her letters Her old dad is living right there he has just sold out a large meat shop that brought him an income of $5,00 per day
by her shrewdness - Mr Head said he and I were coming to Cleveland and Pittsburgh during the Holidays to visit I am glad to learn of your being out with the widower but sorry the sister did not stay at home. leave her at home next time. You dont have to come home to do my canning and must not in view of what is now before us.
Bro Frank writes that he is going to send me peaches and some other fruit this week so I will have to take care of it. and glad to have it too I have canned 7 pt of tomato and several pints of plums - Fruit is abundant here and higher priced this week than last - I paid 20c for 1/2 [??] Tomatos - I am not [??] any this week. for I am expending
He owns a horse and buggy and drives about, wanted to take Katie and Jennie to the depo in it but they prefered walking he would come and take dinner with K. and J evry day and paid their bills, but only gave Katie five dollars while there did not pay her railroad fare. he wanted her to stay much longer so as to keep her away from me. even took her ticket from her and detained her in that way for sometime. She says he lives in a room and takes his breakfast and supper in his room, and looks as if he was half starved, Katie says she cannot bear him, neither canJen but Jen flatters him and pretends to like him so she get her living out of him
a day, I am all the time since you were here troubled with that bloody discharge with back ache and some [??] from in my head I did not tell the Dr of these symptoms, I had heard of the changes to be made at the asylum and many have left some time ago, but I cannot ever go to see Mannie any way -
I went out to Archieson Monday not for dinner no indeed and he gave me five dollars he was not there when I went was down town to see the Soldiers come home - baby was naturarly afraid of me I took it a present and took Sarah a lovely boquet I will tell you all the rest sometime when I see you