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Tuesday Feb. 6th
I wrote to you only an hour ago, but I think I neglected to tell you how much I love you. I do love you so very much, dear. You are my whole life. You see what a clinging fine you have, I’m utter hopeless. I wish I were a poet, so that I could express my love to you. I’m afraid that were I to try, it would at it’s best, sound like a second-rate popular song. You rate something far better, my dear, so remember the best lines of the immortals, and realize that, could I write, my feelings would inspire that kind of quality.
Sharry is singing « Jolly, Jolly Sixpence ». She does it very well. She has a very strange phenomena, she sings the melody in very good tune, but when she sings with me, she sings the alto part perfectly. She really harmonizes, not because she wants too, but because she can’t help it. I don’t know whether that is good or bad, but it certainly is strange.
You may be amused to hear that jane isn’t quite as religious as she used to influence, she could be converted. She expects that Ed will come this month. I hope that he is a really nice fellow. Janie is so confused and so irrational, she needs someone substantial to balance her. She means so well, but her judgement is so bad. She’s an awfully nice girl and I think the world of her, but what messes she gets into. Especially, financially. I think that it would be a big relief to her to get Jule off her hands. That, she confided in me, today. She says that Jule is very dependent on her and is very irresponsible, and Jane feels that it is her duty to guide her. I don’t know what she’ll do with her if she get married. In the meantime, they are driving your mother and Dad crazy. Jule hates Frity and openly insults him. It’s quite a family. I think that Ed is in for a shock. He knows nothing of the existing conditions, and he is going to live with them for a couple of weeks. Jane admitted that she put on a big bluff about how noble and wonderful her parents are, and now she’s a bit worried. In spite of the pathos, it’s awfully funny, I only hope he has a sense of humor. He’ll share need it. Too bad you aren’t here to give a good impression. Of course I can think of better reasons for you to be here, but it would add a bit of respectability to the situation.
Darling, it’s time to put Sharry to bed. I’m going to go early too, tonight. Perhaps I can dream up a dream about you.
Goodnight, my dearest.