This letter is for thee to read if thee can.
We all miss thee very much—it does not seem like home to be with-out thee.
It has been very warm here. Is it nice at Rehoboth? Thee must write and tell us. Theodore and Howard go barefoot. Theodore let a box of blocks fall on his toe and he cries. It is sore—his toe. It is tied up in a rag. Mama tied it up. [Drawing of Theodore crying.]
This is how he looks. Those black does are tears. His pants are al-ways very short.
Howard does not wear anything very much. This is Howard. [Drawing of Howard.] Katie lets him go out in the street looking this way. I do not like it.
Eleanore is very well. This is Eleanore taking her milk. The square thing is the pil-low. [Drawing of Eleanore.]
This is Mama. Miss Anna cut her bangs. That is what makes her look so funny. She is just as nice though only she looks funny.
We are go-ing to have some children here on the 4th of July so thee must come home with Uncle Alfred when he comes. We can not do with-out thee on the 4th of July.
Donald Poole says we are going to fire off the big cannon but we are not.
Grand-mama is well and often talks of thee.
Here is a kiss [drawing of lips] I send thee be-cause I love thee
Delamore June 24th 1894.