Walter E. Dandy Letter 03/01/09

1323 E. 5th St.

Sedalia, Mo.

c. March 1909

My Dear Son,

…I really don't know how much it would cost to keep up a doctor's style of living. But I know it don't cost much for an engineers wife, at least for your mother and father. So don't know how much you ought to make before getting married. You have good judgment in other things so we'll leave that matter entirely with yourself.

Mrs. B. just came in when I started to write this letter. She is feeling a little better over Stanley getting married. Polly and her is going to the wedding. Mrs. B. said she would not go, but Stanley said he wouldn't go if she did not go. She was laughing and telling me the bride to be said she was going to carry violets when she got married. Stanley has to buy them for her, and they are expensive. Take about $10 worth for her. Stanley told his mother he thought she would not look well carrying violets. She was in a good talking humor.

We went over to see Ervie and Kate and Mrs. Meyers and the baby. Kate is very comfortable. She was complaining about Ervie staying so long at his mothers. Mrs. M. and baby is getting along alright. Baby is a sweet little thing. They are all tickled over it. We did not see Mr. Meyers. He went to bed. They had a nurse with him at night. The doctor says there is no hope for him. He will only last a short time.…

Your loving Mother