A Gift in the Mail
In the letter Charlotte recounts a school dance, her excitement about the menu at Thanksgiving dinner, and scolds a "dizzy dame" for not writing to her sooner. It is a playful and easygoing letter home and makes for a nice read as a little slice of our school history.
Salisbury Cove, Maine
Dear Mom, Daddy and Leon,
The dance was wonderful. I danced with a nice fellow whose name was is Bill Colby. He's a good dancer. I danced with my R. E. teacher. He can dance good too. I danced with a couple of other fellows too. Can Lion really dance? K'd like to see him dance. I bet he can't do the congo. Ha Ha Ha.
Norma is coming out tomorrow to see me. She is going to tell me what she has planned for Thanksgiving. I sure hope her mother can cook. I like food as you very well know. Especially stuffing. And cranberryes. Yum Yum. I can hardly wait. I'm starved now. It's only rirst period. I can eat any old time. eatily is my hoby.
How an I doing? I have struck a lot of wrong keys. Leon will have to be called Lion now. Ha.
I have from Wednesday 12-30 noon to Sunday night off. I can get a lot of rest. I will be able to listen to my radio lots. I an going to get it back beford the holidays. I miss it.
A couple of our girls are on the radio now. We are listening to them. We have special permission. to listen to it.
I have to go to another class but I'll finish your letter third period. I'm going to practice second period instead of third so I can write to you.
It is third period now. I just went to see if a certain woman called Verne Isabella Liscomb wrote to me. The dizzy dame didn't. Tell her I a mad at her. I haven't gotten a letter from her since the last time. And I forgot when the last time was. Please tell her to write to me. Alst tell Daddy and Lion to write to me or they won't get a christmas. By the way, what are you getting me for Xmas? A mink coat, a airplane, a Lincoln convertable, a two seater that is; a diamond ring nicklace, bracelet, and a diamond studdid watch. oe course. there are a lot of things I didn't mention that you are going to geg me for instance, a man. I want that most of all. Ha Ha Ha.
I heard the program I was telling you abouy. it was very good.
Pauline Niedzinski is up here typing with me. What a kid. She's a good kid. I like her a lot.
I wore my aqu dress to the dance. I had "Evening in Pares" on. I love it. It has a beautiful scent. Kitty let me use it.
I'll see you soon. All my love to all.
Love to all,
P. S. I will not bring my thumbs when I come for Christmas. I need them for a while longer. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.