Walter E. Dandy Letter 03/01/09

1323 E. 5th St.

Sedalia, Mo.

c. March 1909

My Dear Son,

…You ought to have seen him [Papa] sporting a large diamond around town yesterday. He bought one the other day. He says he is going to wear it. He did not pay quite as much for it as he did for yours. Have you ever worn yours. Papa put his in his tie.

Mr. Winner got fired. He was in a wreck last week.

Mrs. B. said Polly had a card from you. And Mrs. Gornal had one and Mrs. Smith said she had one from you.

Suites in the Bell are worth $20, 25, 27. etc. and not very nice. I believe if you see what you like I would get it there.…

I have 28 little chickens out. I think they will be ready for frying by the time you get here. Won't be long now til you are home, soon be your birthday.…

Several railroad men has been telling Papa that you have a fine reputation in Sedalia. One said you were the smartest boy in Sedalia.…

Your loving Mother