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Aaron, Fannie | to Mother, Father, and Pete, 1920 April 23

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Misc calendar 1920 April 21


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[p.m. 23 Apr 1920]

Dear Mother, Father, and Pete:

So Saul Makrauer and Albert Kabet made the Freshman debating team. We have no freshman team, and I have made nothing. Altogether I feel as though I have been more or less of a nobody this year. Believe me, next year I am going to get into things or bust.

Enclosed is the note I received from my neighbor yesterday. Speaking of cordiality, grace, etc!!!!

I am very much behind in English Speech, in addition to being very stupid with it. I have to go to Miss Rogers for private instruction! I asked her if she would rather have me drop it and take it next year when most of my class take it anyhow, inasmuch as most of it is gotten in class and I have missed most of the classes, but she said she thought with help I could make it up all right. I must confess it is not worrying me sick. Did you know my breath and speech are not coordinated? She tells me so, anyhow.

I have no plans for leaving Metcalfe. I don't know why I always tag an E on it. I seem to be improving gradually, so I might as well stay there. The only thing that I miss there is the "college life", a much overworked expression, but I could not get it even if I were over in my room, and I do get the rest at Metcalf, so I might as well stay there for a while. Also, I can sit out on a steamer chair without sitting on the ground, which I consider quite an advantage, and which can be done nowhere else.

It is not a very interesting life that I have to write about, but as I said before, either it will be next year I will bust.

Such being the case, love,



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Dear Fannie,

Having seen you about on campus I thought you would be returning soon. Caroline [tell us me you] are spending most your life in bed. Let me know if I can get you anything.



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Dear Mother,

I have almost finished the first bottle of medicine. That, or something else, whether it is the rest or not, I do not know, has helped me quite a little. I have been going to bed as early in the afternoon as possible, sometimes after lunch, sometimes about four. That does not conduce to getting strong, but I think it has been helping me. Perhaps the doctor does not want me to spend so much time in bed. R. S. V. P. Also, Dr. T. and Dr. B. both informed me that they are opposed to using heat. Consequently I discontinued it yesterday. i had been using it pretty steadily before that. Find out about that, too, please. You say you want to know all about my pain, etc. I do not think that it is quite as good as when I left home, but considering that this is my third day and the pain is not bad, I feel very hopeful. Are you coming for Third Hall? I think it would be wonderful if you would, that is, if you want to. You said when I left that you would be coming in a few weeks to see how we were anyhow. Each student is entitled to one ticket. When I signed up, I was about five hundred and fiftieth. I would have to know so as to engage a room for you.

Freshman room-drawing is today and tomorrow.

I plan to do most of my English theme over this week-end. Then the math quizes will be left. Miss Wells said I could take two in one if I wanted to, but I preferred not to have my fate depend on one when I had the chance of dividing up.