Wilmington Del May 8th 1931
Arrived safely about 4 o'clock, after a very hectic week of it. Everyone was simply lovely to me and wanted me to stay each place as long as possible.
But - there is still the same sense of [?] & inharmony there that has been in the bunch this past year. Everyone (aside from the [Lyons & Kerners?]) criticizing everybody else. They couldn't even all get together for a real party.
are not pleasant to be around for long in their present state! I'm very glad they are not coming down to N.C. this summer. May visit us in the fall. We had no trouble, of course but what with visiting so much & the general unrest I'm already a wreck & glad to be home here.
Sweetheart I am so thankful for you and your constructive attitude toward life. Our lovely tranquil life down at Skyco is for more worthwhile there.
Cranks still mixed up with [Lustings?], [Silencer?]. Thomas Graham's seeing nothing of them. Indeed [?] seems far [?] than [Jun?]. For the [?] few days he was fine & not drinking much but that was as long as he could stand it. Drink & criticism are his long suit & it gets sickening. Bess is far from well & they are [?] so restless. I'll tell you a lot when I get home. They, the Cranks were lovely to me but they
the hectic time of it up there in Interlaken. The way I feel now is that I'd be willing to sell the place in a minute if we could get a good price. It is in good condition for renting. I attended to all of the little things. The Cranks will probably there until the end of May I think as he's just gotten a story to do & it's too cold to change.
Dear I'll go on with my original plan. Everyone here is up & around & feeling O.K. so they
want very much to have me make a good visit as I won't be up again for at least 6 months.
Lillian is planning to drive down here a week from next Friday, leaving me here about 2 weeks & sail? down to Baltimore & take the boat to Norfolk & down on Saturday 2 weeks from today. Ruth Ann will be with her & probably Billy & Ruth Ann's boyfriend (not big William). They will stay over the weekend with me.
Your telegram stated you'd be in N.Y. next Friday. I don't suppose there's any reason for you to go to Interlaken & Cranks may be gone (they're so erratic & changeable you can't bank on them at all). But there is no reason for you to stop over here honey unless you particularly care to as ill be home so soon after. Do just as you like and let me know.
I'll go on with the plan I outlined in any case.
I am of course homesick to see you all & particularly my David but another 2 weeks will sooon pass and I'll soon be over it.
Saw Folk, hope nobody was hurt the day they all rode Sporting Life. Do make David be more careful & don't let Charlotte ride until I get down.
Must let Richard mail this - Packs of love to all my dear ones.
Your little wife Maud