- August 21, 1921 – Hilda Loines to JSA –
My dear Chief –
Your First Lieutenant reports as follows:
Saw Ernest Stires this morning and told him how matters stood. He promised to tell Dr. B. this afternoon when he had to see him about some other business, tho’ he didn’t think he had much influence there.
Saw Mr. Bixby this afternoon – he was out on the lake this morning so I made a special trip to catch him before he left – for New York. He was very nice and took in the situation much better than Ernest and said that he would see the doctor as soon as he returns from the city – said there was no one here whom he would rather help than Mr. Apperson – and said some very nice things about you.
Well I’ve been running ‘round all day with my tongue hanging out of my mouth, and got home to find that one of my two registered cows had committed suicide by indulging in nitrate of soda. Someone left the door of the shed open and she helped herself with sad results. Such is farm life. Also my hired man left without notice so I am hunting round for someone to take his place.
Oh I nearly forgot a very important matter – I hunted through the records of 1906, ’07 and ’08 – and there is absolutely nothing about the road there. I suppose the next thing is to look up Dick Brown’s papers. If you see Mr. King will you ask him about them?
My brother wrote us to give no definite reply about a right of way without consulting him and his lawyer, but simply to say we would take the matter under consideration.
Will you invite us to supper on Saturday or Sunday at your camp and let me bring Miss Conger and Mrs. McAneny – whichever day will suit you best? Everyone is so curious to see your ice-house, and I think your reputation for being elusive enhances its interest, especially in feminine minds. Let me know which time you prefer.
I do hope that the road question will be satisfactorily settled and the petition withdrawn so that you will not be continually vexed by it – I’m sorry about dinner on Sunday. I meant you to come anyhow but feared I had not made myself clear. The family all jumped on me for it.