Walter E. Dandy Letter 04/25/09

1214 S. Mass. Ave.

Sedalia, Mo.

April 25, 1909

My Dear Son,

…I must say that if you are as hard to please in picking wife as your are in suite of cloths I despare in ever being able to pick you one even if I have had practical experience. I picked a good wife the first time I saw her. And it did not take me but a few minutes to decide on my Silvereen suite and I am well satisfied with both of these selections.

I think you must take after Mama in these respects as you know she had many suiters and she could not make up her mind till she saw me. Then she was easey. When she buys a new hat I have to go with her to every store in town. Some of them 2 or 3 times over for final selection. And after all this has been done, not satisfied in the result.

I read the artical in Harpers Monthly on surgery. It was fine. The only thing I saw wrong with it was that you was not the one that done those fine operations. But I feel satisfied that you will yet do greater things than these.…

Your affectionate Father