Being in the Infirmary has its advantages - it "enhances one's self-feelings" - as Miss washburn would say. The kids are overcoming me with notes and books, etc.
Unfortunately, neither of the 2 bks. that I was anxious to get time to read are here - "This Freedom", which Pete still has and "Upstream." I am sorry it came - I wanted to order something else for it. It is silly to have 2 copies.
At present I am "[Ausgelesen]", if there is such a word. I read Galsworthy's "Silver Box," Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance," some boring essays of [Havelock] Ellis and some more interesting ones in Lytton Strachey's "Books + Characters".
I have a furnished apartment for this one year - convenient, well situ-ated + with ver pretty things in it. After a good deal of readjusting, it's arranged to my liking. I
I've spoken twice in Detroit + seen Jo Grant + [Mc Seeiu] both times - + Clarissa Fouler once. Neither is an advertise-ment for matrimony, to speak frankly! I could give 10 years to Clarissa - who is very [sweet] - + Jo is a scarecrow! They say her oldest daughter is a beauty, however!
No more - I shouldn't have written so much. I hope you are quite
Messages to Marcus love to your kind self -
I have been taking cold medicine all day. Fortunately they didn't try to give me anything else, so there was no "internal" or vocal conflict.
My [Corona] certainly has spoiled me. I have been writing notes and letters most of the day, and I surely do loathe writing by hand.
Dr. T. was in this afternoon. She volunteered the information that I don't like her at all that I am so fond of Dr. B. that I don't like her a bit! I said, "It isn't likely that I would think that - much less say it, is it?" And she said "You don't have to say it." Then she said she was only [plaing] with me. She didn't know how much she embarrassed me, though.
This was what they gave me for lunch - meat pudding, vile tomato soup, baked potato, pease, pickles + ginger'
I was allowed to take a bath this aft. The bath-room had to be cleaned this A.M., so I remained unwashed till 3 P.M. My American habits were annoyed at that.
My tempie has not been above 98 4/5 all day.
Just at present it [is] 98 3/5.
Sent you a wire so it would arrive the same time as the letter, and so that you would not worry
Miss Hamilton's letter was most interesting, Although it sounded very discouraged and lonesome. I felt very sorry for her, but possibly I misconstrued the tone of it, being myself somewhat dismal when I read it. If she can't make a success of a job like that - I don't know who can. I certainly think she is the ideal person for such a position.
Did I ever write that Tes Burton couldn't come back this year because she had a very serious nervous break-down, and is having to live a semi-invalid life. I think she takes 9 hrs. at Mich. - or thereabouts.
I'm awfully long-winded con-sidering that I'm sick of writing by hand, but I'm also sick of reading, and I know you enjoy getting long letters from your Baby, Papsy. Perhaps my being in the Infirm, will make
Mother. Please to take it very easy + don't overstrain your "tooth-picks" at first. Loaf your laziest!
Otherwise I know nothing. except that I missed a fire-drill last night, thank goodness.
I'm not allowed company, but I can't say that I pine for it particularly. Sometimes I think I like myself too well!
Send the enclosed clippings to Pete. It is against my principles to send clippings, but I think these will interest you.
Sunday Oct. 22nd
1122 Hill St, [Ann Arbor]
Thank you, dear Stella. For your note and its enclosure, its very, very sad enclosure! I am writing Mrs. Hartley to-day. Her life as been so [forcused] upon her husbands hour by hour, that its hard to imagine how she will occupy herself now - and without what seems necessary occupation, it is almost impossible to continue life!
I've [baen] meaning to send a line to tell you what admiring things "Ted" Burton says of Fanny. It's [eirdent] the latter has made quite a big place for herself in
You didn't [tell] me how she was or whether the sum-mer's treatment had done her real good - I want to hear. Send her my love, please.
Evidently it wasnt an upbuilding summer for either you or Marcus. I'm sorry, but I feel almost anything else is a more restful vacation than an automotive trip! Perhaps a later substitution will work out.
I can hardly say yet "How I like it" - its all