|Caption: Helen Van Amber|
November 17, 1916
We have just had supper, and so will write some. I suppose Aunt Hell [think this is the right name] told you all about the kids. I go in to see Florence every day. She is right at home. George and Floyd was in to see her the other day. Mrs. Hadley asked George if their baby wasn't better than his. George says that's our baby. Everything is all right here. Don't worry any.
Say Mary, maybe I hadn't better come even if you have an operation. I couldn't do you any good only for company. You will have the best of care, and if you shouldn't happen to get along just as good as you ought, they would phone and I could be there in short order. I would like to come. It will be lonesome for you, but we can afford to be lonesome a week or two for $12 or $15. That amount would get you a pretty good washing machine and then some. But I will come if you think you can't stand it. Well, we will see what you say in your next letter. Have to get the eggs sold. We are trying to follow directions, just as you told us to. I even lock the door, because I am always thinking you will say, "Did you lock the door?"
Will close now and wait for your next letter. With lots of love, from Ray.