Walter E. Dandy Letter 11/01/10

1214 S. Mass. Ave.

Sedalia, Mo.

c. November, 1910

My Dear Son,

…We will have to buy pretty near all new furniture. We thought of taking our old parlor couch but John wanted to buy it, give $2 for it. Pa thought of taking it to lounge on but it is not very comfortable and we have decided to let him have it.

Don't put yourself to too much trouble about getting a house if you have not time to spare. Don't try to get to fine a house for the present. Just a nice comfortable house is all that is necessary.

We did not buy a trunk. They are very high. I don't like a trunk in a room.… We got a big wooden box that will answer our purpose better. If you have not a house we will have to store them till we get one. I would rather you had a house so we could take them there. Don't try to get the cream (of a house), the milk will be good if it is convenient…but I do draw the line on a basement for a kitchen.

Pa went out last night. He says he will work till his pass comes. I think that won't be long. Miss Florence Minnier came for me to go driving. I did not go, I was busy. I expect I am the only one on this street has had an invitation for some reason or other.

Dear Walter please send me another silver wedding letter as good as last if possible. I want to show it to Mrs. Minnier. No good to show silver without letter. Please send as soon as you get this. I feel sorry to have to ask you, but I must have another. Pa feels as bad as I do over it. Can't find it.

Your loving Mother