The Beach, Friday Nite 9/11.
My Dear Sweetheart,
I have been busy today, due to my absence yesterday and also had a general house cleaning. I like to have my Lab in pretty good order, but it has been almost impossible before this time. Had a nice letter from both Sister and Mother tonight, and they are anxious for me to bring you to see them. Both want to know when the wedding will take place. I doubt if either of them could come for the wedding, but just the same they want to know you. As I have told you before, Dear, my people “are just folks” and they are the same 365 days in the year. You will be just as welcome as I am, and I know that they will love you too.
Mr. Bishopp’s letter came tonight and while he had made tentative plans that I should return to Dallas when the most active work was completed here, he is considering my suggestion for all winter work in Florida and has written to Dr. Hunter for his opinion.
I am going to Jax again tomorrow as I did not accomplish my mission yesterday. The late schedule of the trains, and our interest in acreage, caused me to lose out on the work. But I’ll have time to do it tomorrow and also some additional running about. It is difficult to get Lab supplies even at Jax and it means to run about quite a little.
I note what you said about your Dad and Mother, after they are at home alone. It will be lonesome for them and it would be well if you can get them to visit. We will have them to come down and be with us when we are located, and I know that we can show them a good time. I want them to feel just as much at home with us as they would feel in their own home, and to stay just as long as they want to.
With a sweet “goodnight,” I love you, and love you and love you.
Enclosed in the same envelope:
This was not addressed to “The Madam” but as it is a Ladies Furnishings store, perhaps it was intended for you?
W. E. D.