Stationery from The Everett Hotel
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 18 1925
My Dear Sweetheart,
I arrived here about two hours ago or less and our train was about four hours late. All trains run late down here except the beach train which went out on time this morning and left me to wait until this PM. But I had a few things to do, including the writing of this letter which is by far the most important. Had to go to the bank about the first thing. I didn’t buy anything down the state either, except meals and lodging.
I am certainly well pleased at the outlook of securing an appropriation for the work down there and I am going to keep behind it until we get something. It is an important problem and I expect to be able to present an effective report on it. Have given Mr. B. the details in a letter and also my “modus operandi” for getting the funds. My mission in attending the state fair here is to help out on another project which affects poultry, but I am more interested in the sand fly situation at Marco Island. It will be my problem while the poultry problem will be one for Mr. Parman and the folks at Dallas. I’ll have to help some too, but I won’t have a personal interest that I’ll have for my own problem. I don’t like these partnership problems for the Dept. and there is only one partnership that I am interested in. Yours and mine. I am mighty anxious for that one too, Dear, though you do have your little doubt sometimes. When you know me as a hubby you will understand how it occurred to you in that way. I am going to try to prevent you from having any reason to ever regret it, and I am going to try to give you the comforts of life and as many pleasures as possible. If I am not good, you tell me.
While the fair is in session and much interest will be shown in poultry here I am offering one of the 10 acre tracts for $2000. At this figure I would consider selling both of them, as it would net us a nice profit. I am not so anxious to sell both until you have seen one of them. We may want to build on it. I’d like to turn one of them for enough to pay for both. Then we would not have much invested.
If the sand fly money is obtained OK, it would be a good idea to have you go to Marco with me for a little trip after Xmas. During that time the govt will probably offer its land for sale down there and we may want our home there. I don’t like the idea of taking you where those things will bite you, but if everyone else depends on me to help them, maybe you would do the same thing.
With all my love, Dear, and looking forward to a bunch of letters from you when I get to the Beach this PM, I am,
Yours only & always,