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It has been fine today, so mild and springlike. Expect you have had a storm with cold weather as we have.
I have been having vacation [now?] for a few days. Have enjoyed it very much. It’s so nice not to have to rise at a certain moment and to be off at just the precise time.
You have been back from your vacation long enough so that you have forgotten
[...] had a very interesting [...]atri[o?]tie meeting here Sunday afternoon. I never expect to attend anything like it again. There is a division of the Naval Militia here and they defeated Sunday afternoon at 6:19 - It’s not too much to say that there were 10,000 people out to see them off - It really [was?] most thrilling. I am hoping that the [war?] will soon be [over?] and brought [to a?] successful [conclusion?] before we need to send many men abroad - I shall try to help in the [work?] that they do here
What are the girls at Vassar doing? I saw some reference to it in the papers.
How are things going with you? Do you have to work very hard? Are the spring athletics in full [crossed out: swing?] What out of door sports do you engage in?
I take it from Georgia’s letter written soon after her return from Washington that she did not altogether enjoy her trip.
I hope you acknowledged your Christmas gift -- [Of course?], Aunt Helen is very much interested in Vassar, and its too bad ^for you to get in [wrong?] at the start. Its the only thing to do to write and apologize as gracefully as you can - I hope you will do it at once -
Mrs. Lewis has been here for a day or so and I have had a nice visit with her.
I don’t know why the time slips away so quickly.
Grandmother and I go to [...tville?] to-morrow to stay over Sunday - [...] expect to open the house, have a plumber to turn on the water, etc.
Grandmother will return with me for a short
I am hoping it will be a nice day for the trip Do you hear often from your mother and [H...lbert?]?
I trust they are all well -
Why don’t you once in a while send a card to Jessie [Fl...ie?]? That would be easy and a graceful thing to do.
Take care of yourself. Write as soon as you can.
With much love
[... Apr. 11]
100 Lathrop Hall