Walter E. Dandy Letter 05/10/10

1214 S. Mass. Ave.

Sedalia, Mo.

May 10, 1910

Well My Dear Boy,

Got your letter yesterday on my arrival home. Had been all night coming from Parsons to Sedalia detouring over MoPac via Pleasent Hill account of high water at Grand River just south of Clinton. I think I told you in my last letter that the Lamire River was slow ride over it account of putting in new iron bridge. When doing this they have to put in piles, etc., which restricts the river. Then the heavy rains of late has brought driftwood, etc., with them and can't get by their piles etc. causing the bridges to give away. The Lamire has been out 3 or 4 days and we detoured our trains over the east end of the Pacific to St. Louis. Things are now about normal again and are using our own roads but the track is very soft.…

Your ideas of fraternities are well taken in my estimation but at the same time I don't know how you are able to withstand them in your calling. But feel satisfied that they are only bubbles that you don't need to help you or be amused by them.

Well the pass time is at hand. You had better determine in your next letter what you want to do. Do you desire me to get you pass to New York or how. Does the B&O go to New York or had you better pay your fair to New York from Baltimore or how. The Appeal to Reason says their is going to be another money panic so if you need any out of this bank, get it at your leisure.

I am about out of news but I think Mama will be loaded as I took her arround the other day and she gathers lots in little time so we'll give her space.…

Kisses will come when I meet the best boy on earth.

Your affectionate Father