Walter E. Dandy Letter 06/30/26

I am now passing the scenes of my great trip of nearly 20 years ago - it doesn't seem possible does it? But how those details still stand out in my memory. Last night we passed through Billings, Montana, which I remember so well because of overindulgence in food, which I had to lose soon after. That was when I was having so much trouble with my stomach.

Yesterday we passed through the badlands of Dakota. Roosevelt used to ranch here years ago when he came west to regain his health. It is a wonderful rock formation Thousands of projecting peaks of all shapes. Many of those peaks are capped with red because of burned out lignite.

It's a fine train and I am having a good rest. Am slipping one over on my little rascal boy, for he can waken me at 5:30 and 6 in the morning now. But I miss him. I guess you used to miss me when I was that age, did you? I hope you have been out to see him some times. Please don't be backward, will you?

We will reach Spokane at 5:30 this afternoon. I speak on the 1st and 3rd and go fishing on the 2nd. Will spend a few hours at Butte on the way back, seeing Miss McGill. Perhaps I may get a few hours in Sedalia. Had lost 5 lbs before I left Baltimore. But the meals are wonderful, so I fear it will come back quickly. You had rather it would, I guess! It was very hot yesterday and the day before, but is nice and cool today. Wish you could be in Sedalia with me.

With love and kisses,

Walter x x x x x x