Walter E. Dandy Letter 01/01/10

1214 S. Mass. Ave.

Sedalia, Mo.

c. January 1910

My Dear Son,

…Pleased to hear you are feeling so well. You must be careful of your health above everything in your busy life. Seems to me you are working very hard. More so than ever before. I have confidence in you that you won't over tax your health and strength. You are still holding your own in weight. Last week you said you were 162, this week 160. How is that. Wallie Jakeman asked Papa how you were and if you were still gaining. Papa said yes you were 162 now. He said that was going some.

Papa's just gone, it was pay day today. He was agreeably surprised it was over $160. He won't know very much about changing runs till he hears from the Chairman in Texas. It is out of their hands here, so everything is at a standstill.…

He forgot to tell you that they have fired Charlie Green for running through a railroad gate. Only broke the gate, that was all the damage he done. Weir is laying off with a bad back, has only worked a couple of trips this month and Challacomb is laying off with a bad stomach. He is now doctoring with Dr. Wood. He pumps his stomach out (or I should say what is in it) every morning to see if it was cancer or tumor, but he says there is nothing of this there.…

Your loving Mother