David, My Dear: I am getting this ready to give to the postman on his rounds in the morning, the only way I have of mailing letters now. I am so glad to be able to tell you that the hotel is sold. Harold Funk bought it, and is taking Dick Ryan in as a partner to run it for him. I think they plan some changes. They will take over on Oct. 1st. I have been filling in at the office now and then. Probably this Sat. for the last time. It seems queer not to be in business after almost 50 years, but good.
[page 2] I hope you are not completely swooned after all your activities and will be able to settle down to a more routine way now, although I realize how little time you will have.
Your mother stopped in a few minutes a few days ago. I will be anxious to hear all about you but don’t worry about writing when you don’t have time. I understand.
I will be thinking of you on your 21st birthday, and wish I could bake you a cake. It is a history making day for you. Give my love to Bonnie
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How amazing that a card from my 21st birthday survives!
Good to find out that the hotel had finally sold. My memories of visiting her at the former Methodist parsonage obviously come from my summer vacations at home from college.