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22 November, 1917

Dearest Dada:

Just a week from Thanksgiving!
I suppose that were we in college, we would
be greatly excited. We certainly were last year, weren't
we? Well, I am finally sending you a very
poor snapshot of our house. It is so blurred
that you cannot see the third floor at all!

I hope Ling Ling has sent you the
little package I asked her to mail to you. And
did you mail the packages to Dickey and Mellie.
The whole box had to be sent off earlier than I
thought: so I did not get Grandad's package
in, and as he would have to pay duty on
it were I to send it separately, I am
therefore sending him some Chinese candy
instead, as he doesn't have to pay duty
on eatables.

My face hasn't gotten well yet: and
Dad has not been as well as usual. So
this is a discouraging letter for Xmas.

With love

I'll write more next time