|dc.description.transcription||Thorps SpringOct. 5, 1893.Dear Brother: I have been wanting to write you a good long letter, but seems like something keeps me from it all the time. Last Thursday I took a very bad cold and by Sunday was not able to longer navigate, -was hardly able to godownafter Myrtle Saturday, but Carlie and I went down in Aunt Alice’s buggy. Monday May taught for me and Tuesday I fell in line andam now alright.I am so glad to have Myrtle with me again –seems like old times –and I had been so blue ever since you left, I am very much in need of some one to cheer me up. She is just as sweet and funny as ever, and we all wish she could stay all session, -she will stay all next week, but don’t know how much longer. Wish you could have been here two or three Saturday evenings ago –Blanche recited and it was so sweet –as she always does –I selected the piece and helped her a little with it. I never saw her look prettier and she was so natural and graceful,-the hall was crowdedand Icould not have been so at ease as she appeared. She is in the Elocution class now, but really she does not need the work I’m giving the class –she is ever bit as good as I am.I’m going to try to arrange an hour for her alone soI can give her special work.
The board have said they will not put in an assistant, but I will have more than I can do, and am trying to get them to give B –her tuition for the help she can give, -papa has written to Maj. Jarvis about it. If we can’t get them to do this, she will help me any way and I will make the other arrangements –of course she wont let any of us help her if she knows it, but in this way she will not know that we are favoring her. Papa wants her to go on his back pay, but of course she wont. I wish she would, for you know he will never get it. I proposed at the first that she let me go her security as she could not pay down, but she would not. Now I have it so arranged that there can be no hinderance, and she can go not only while the free school lasts, but until the close. I will arrange it all with Mr. Easley and have him promise to tell no one just how it is –but let it be understood that she is paying her which-of course she will be doing. It will only be five or six dollars per month, and my Elocution class brings me about fifteen per month and later will bring more. The society is doing fine work –the standard is being raised, and some are wisely concluding it better for them to work in the lowersocieties awhile before entering the A.R.L.We have a few goodadditions to the society, have not taken in many –not many we want. The music adds so much to the program. Miss Wade has played for us once and will play again next Saturday evening. Pearl is in the society and will occasionally favor us with a vocal solo. She goes with Blanche now. Charlie is here. -I met him at the spring the otherevening, and spoke to him as usual –it was hard for me to do,but I knew he was not expecting it, and thought if I treated him real nice he could have nothing to say to any of his friends about me. He will be here only a short while, they will move to Waco. Mr. Holloway came by the other afternoon to ask if he might call on Myrtle, and though I was sorry to be placed in such a position I could not under the circumstances refuse. Myrtle did not want him to come if I did not, but I thought it proper to let him come. So last evening he and Mr. Lee called and we spent the time very pleasantly, -M -talking to Mr. H. -and I to Mr. L.-You are so fortunate in getting such a pleasant boarding place and such an agreeable room mate. What age is he?Myrtle sends herlove. She and I have much to account for –Mr. E Milleris at Huntsville –Mr. Scott at Terrel. We have so much fun talking of sillydays past. Wish I could write more but feel I must give as much of my spare timeaspossible to company.I think of you always my brother and you have a sisters love and prayers. Will write oftener when M goes home. Yours -Sister||