J. E. Calkins
5then in Heaven's name come on when you please. Sometime in the early winter we shall have 4 or 5 frost bitten Iowans here for a week or so, but we can manage to miss their dates, in case it suits your convenience to honor us with a bit of a stay, and the longer it is the happier we.I hope you will let us hear what you are about this winter; what your work is, and what your itinerary. What are your plans for escaping the Grip? If you ascend up to Heaven it is there, and if you091936make your bed in Hell it is there, and Hell is anywhere you happen to be when you have that miserable disease, but up here, they claim, it never ventures more than most briefly. I offer the suggestion. I am too wise to guarantee anything except gladness at our house to have you with us.Mrs. C. sends her love to you, and the boy hopes some day to know you, I don't count for much, but I hope and pray that this may be one of your best wintersSincerely yours,J.E. Calkins x09193
1908 Nov 18
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 13 cm.
Reel 17, Image 1007
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