Aug. 14, 1925.
My dearest Walter:
We reached the top of the hill this evening in time to see the sun set and it was gorgeous. I don’t see how Nature can clothe herself in so many beautiful colors. Such a scene as that gives a person such a quiet, peaceful and restful feeling. But, Dear, it made me long for you because it reminded me of the many happy evenings this summer when I sat in the swing and watched the sun set while I was waiting for you to come. In fact, there are very few occasions on which I don’t think of you and then when I wish for you so much that I get lonesome I console myself by realizing that you will be returning before so very long and we hope we shall never be separated so long again, don’t we? Yes, my day’s work is interesting, especially so when I am working on something for my “hope chest,” but even that does not keep it from being hard to wait to see you.
August 14, 1925 (Ina)
I am glad you have found some work for Dr. White that will make a more agreeable working companion out of him. I sincerely hope you have found the thing you have been working for this summer, and I am especially glad that you were responsible for leading up to it. Here’s wishing you every success possible.
Goodnight and sweet dreams and all my love.
Aug. 15, 1925.
My dearest Walter:
I wonder what you are doing this typical summer afternoon. I have just had a nice nap, and although it was very warm I feel very much refreshed. I suppose while I was sleeping you were as busy as a bee. I imagine that it is cooler and more pleasant to work there than it is here.
I notice in the “Uvalde Leader News” that all the Reagan Wells people have returned to Dallas except Dr. and Mrs. Roark. He has gone to Washington but she is going to remain at the Wells until cooler weather. She must like it up there very much. I suppose she doesn’t get lonesome as the paper states that there are a number of guests at the
The rest of this letter is currently missing. I’ll append it to this post if it turns up somewhere in the rest of the series.
hotel now. I imagine it is much cooler there now than it is in Uvalde.
I also notice int his week’s issue of the “Leader News” that it is going to begin another automobile contest soon. “A big automobile Free! Easy!!” “Win a handsome car during your leisure hours the next few weeks,” “Just a little perseverance and the automobile is yours!” etc. etc. You know how they advertise. It almost makes me sick to think of anyone having to go through all that work, worry and mental anguish that I had to go through. They have already asked me to enter, but I asked them to please count me out. Good luck to those who want to try it but never again for me! I am mighty glad I entered the other because I won, but the uncertainty is terrible. My one successful experience satisfies me completely for all the years to come.
Claudelle is going down town now so I must rush this.
I love you, I love you, I love you.