July 29, 1925.
My dearest Walter:
It is now rather late as it seems almost everything has been conspiring against my getting an early start on my letter to you.
Mrs. Ball is spending a week with her son in San Antonio so I came to Thelma’s this morning and am going to stay until tomorrow afternoon. We have been having such a good time today. It seemed like old times before she was married for us to be together as long as we are. She and Bob are happily married and perfectly devoted and I am so glad. I know you and I are going to be equally so. It seems like Thelma and I are so much more companionable now since I am in love than we have been since she married. There has been sort of a barrier between us that I couldn’t exactly define and now, since it has apparently been removed, I think I know what it was – she was in love and I wasn’t.
Thelma Lee and I went down and visited with Miss Zoe Bunting (Ray’s Aunt) for about an hour this evening. I had been intending for a long time to go, but just hadn’t done it. She found out I was at Thelma’s and ‘phoned me to come. On our way back Mrs. Parman saw us and came home with us and stayed for quite a while. Mr. Parman is about well and is able to work. Mrs. Parman said that if you will send us some cool weather she will answer your letter. The thermometer has been between 106º and 107º today.
This evening when Bob came home from work he kissed Thelma and then told me that if I wanted a letter I’d have to kiss him too. I don’t do it often, but I didn’t hesitate a moment this time and I got my letter too. I think it surprised him that I did it so readily. The letter was the nice, long interesting one you wrote last Sunday. I am glad you had a pleasant fishing trip and am glad you returned in time to write. All you said about Florida, “our” prospects etc. was very interesting to me. I love for you to write that way so I will know what to expect. It almost makes me feel like I have already made a trip to Florida. Yes, I feel sure that I will like it. The real estate interests me very much and I am trusting you not to be “too reckless.” I am mighty glad that you or, as you want to say, “we,” have the lot in Fulford. I am interested to know further developments and details as you find out on your trips around thru the state.
Sweetheart, I still love you and I love you and love you some more. It seems so good for you to be writing about the places you think we would like to live etc. It makes it all seem so real. You see I haven’t entirely recovered from that “too good to be true” feeling.
Thelma and the children send regards.