Walter E. Dandy Letter 12/31/07

1323 E. 5th St.

Sedalia, Mo.

December 31, 1907

My Dear Son,

…Pleased you changed boarding houses. Don't stay to long at one place unless it is very good. If your present place is not satisfactory go and get your meal ticket at some good hotel or restaurant. Never mind the price. Charge it to me.

Many thanks for the Christmas present. I think it the most interesting book I ever read. He is sure a smart old man but I am afraid you made a mistake in sending it to us, or me at least for since I read it I have raised the standard for you to attain. I feel like I want you to have better positions and use better language, etc., than he does which is almost impossible.

Well the year is about gone. Am now feeling better that you did not come because you would have been getting ready to go back. Mama has been game. I believe she beat me this time. When you get to your new kind of work I want you to tell us lots about it. Don't work to hard is my New Year wish for you and take good care of yourself. Don't forget to tell us what Jackson and Mall said about you.

Your affectionate Father