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Dear Dada,

So long since I have received a letter from you that I am afraid
you have been ill. And by the way all the magazines have stopped coming with
the exception of The Saturday Evening Post, but that is due to the mail, I
think. This year none of us in the family are feeling very merry as this is
the first Christmas since Father died, and Mother does not wish to have the
house decorated or have any sort of festivities. Then too the Kung children
are in Shansi, and so I suppose there will be no festivities in this house. I
myself feel rather indifferent about making any plans. In all probability
the servents will have a big feed and we shall get some things for my young-
est brother, but aside from that there will be nothing. That this Xmas will
be a marked contrast to the last one, there is no doubt.

The Y.W.C.A. finance campaign this year is a huge success. We re-
ceived a great deal more than we had expected. We had hoped to get 6500, but
when all the money is turned the sum will approach 10,000. I preside at one
of the three rallies and greatly to my srprise I was aked to interpret one
of the American Speakers. I did it much to my own astonishment, and found
that I pulled thru.

A few days ago I received a long letter from Marj Turner. She en-
closed some snapshots, one of which was our class supper. Alilce Phillips
also wrote me and said that for some reason or another she could not get the
thought of me out of her head. I was surprised at both these letters as I
have not heard from either one of these girls before and had not written to

Both my aunt and Mother are terribly blue these last few days as
the weather has been abominable and they both missed their husbands who were
well this time last year.

With love. I shall write when the weather gets a little more agreeable.