for you know how little there is to be done in my shanty, and I am happier without a hired girl. And besides Mr Van Dyke wants Mary to learn housekeeping just so long as there is no one to put extra work on her shoulders.Write and tell me if I can ask Mrs Funk to board me. And please dont worry. Im all right - I simply want to stay that way, and have found that the present arrangement isnt going to work well.I wish you could be here to enjoy this glorious day. Spring has really come.We are all well. The Van Dykes ask for you.Always yoursHelenDaggett, Cal/March 10 - 08Dear Papa -This is a beautiful sunny day in the desert, calm and warm, and I am going to ride as soon as I finish this letter.I received the package of postcards a few days ago - thank you. My shanty will look gay when I get them all on the walls.There is something I want to ask your advice about. Since Miss B. left I have been expected to help Mary so she wouldn't have any extra work on account of my being here. I find that this04093
1908 Mar 10
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