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Vance, Gertrude (Pratt) — to mother, n.d.

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Dear Mama

I got your dear letter this A.M. Who is the Mr. Gregory who was killed by auto.

You are a perfect dear to send the cake I told Margie about it & she said it would be fine. In thought of the [nabisco’s?] myself we could mix them with the cake. I have one package that I [bought?] from home & we might get another. We are going to have a punch bowl & cups from the place we [got?] the ice cream when you were here & then we will make the punch with lemons


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ourselves & get a bottle of marachino[sp:maraschino] cherries to put in it. then we will have a supper dance & serve & after that just let people help themselves to punch like a reg. dance.

We had snow up here yesterday & today is very cold & snow still on the ground.

Do tell me what you want for Xmas. I dont want you to get any big things for my room like a lamp as we must have one at home before I have one & my light here is excellent.


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We might [buy?] ^ some of yours & my Xmas present s together & then we would get what we wanted although the things you get for me are always perfect. One thing I would like is a watch ribbon with a little silver “slide” & clasp.

I have just thought you may be in N.Y. if I should phone so I guess I wont any way dont stay home for it as I can decide about the pictures & I will get them


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as cheap as I can but if you think they are really good we might as well get at least 3 expensive ones as it would be a shame to loose them.

Love from your little