Dear Mother + Father:
I slept from 3 to 4:30 + was up in the parlor by the fire from 5 to 6:30. You can't begin to imagine how weak I am. I felt as tho' I had carried Main across campus on my back when I got back to bed! I told Dr. B. tonight + she said that's the way its effect-ing everyone this winter. I'm getting a tonic - I suppose it will just take time. I'm not trying to work; I can't use my eyes much in bed + work is so much harder when one is weak that it's foolish to stew over [it]. I'm not worried about it I'm only sorry that make-up + debate will conflict.
Your special received. I certainly will be careful + take it easy. One experience like last fall was enough. Moreover, I was considerably sicker this time. and the doctor are more careful than they were. then. Everyone seems to be in bed 5 or 6 days with it.
My greatest difficult is [forming] the down. It is so greasy + sloppy + luke-warm + unappetizing.
It would have been foolish for you to come, Father, but, as a matter-of-fact fathers are allowed around the Infirm. There is one girl here who is terribly sick. She had grippe for a week in her room + tried to take care of herself without [sending]
I'd come home to get strong but I think it might be foolish to travel when weak. Don't you? RSVP.
What may be the diff. between [Flu + Grippe] - I'd surely like to know.