Walter E. Dandy Letter 12/12/07

1323 E. 5th St.

Sedalia, Mo.

December 12, 1907

My Dear Son,

Glad to hear you are well as that is how we are here at present thanks to our Heavenly Father. We surely have a great deal to be thankful for. His loving kindness is great to us unworthy ones. When I read and hear of strong men stricken without a moments warning, it makes me feel how near to eternity any of us might be. But it is blessed to be ready and able to say come Lord Jesus. Don't you realize it is blessed to be saved and made fit to dwell with Him who loved us and gave Himself for us (what wonderous love).

I don't think there is much hope for Conductor Phelan. I suppose you read about him stricken when out on his run. Papa says he was a fine big healthy looking man.

Papa wrote yesterday to you and I should have written also. But we went up town in the morning and B.'s came about 4 o'clock just when we were eating supper. We had it a little early because of Papa going away. We were just having a fine supper, turnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, meat loaf, currant bread, pie, cake, pudding and pare preserves 7 or 8 years old. They thought they were delicious, they eat such a supper. Polly eat till she was uncomfortable.

I do wish you could get good meals. Just change around till you find a good place. You won't feel good if you don't get good substantial meals.

Your loving Mother

Needless to say how delighted we were to hear of that honor. Don't miss any honors for the sake of economy. Money don't give us half the joy it does to hear of your honorary attainments.