Muncie Ind. July 6 7-84
Dear Sister Lena:
I believe you owe me a letter nevertheless I will write another. We have been getting along nicely every since the advent of the boy. Ettie is getting quite strong again, and the little one is as hearty as could be desired. He was much indisposed for the first two or three weeks but since that time has been well. However the little fellow was very fretful yesterday, last night, and this morning, sleeping very little of the time, but as he is now sleeping we hope he will get a little rest.
We kept a girl two weeks, the first week she worked as nice as a new
broom, but as soon as Ettie got up she wanted to be on the run every afternoon, so we gave her a dismissal, and I took the kitchen chambermaid, nurse, and general household work until Ettie was able to assist me. We got along finely.
There is little news for me to impart. I am about to change my field of labor on account of financial depression here. Just what work I will take up I know not positively, I have several in view, and arrangements partially made.
Minnie and A.J. are well. A.J. went to Indianapolis this morning.
We had a big 4th here. Roasted ox, etc., etc. Grand fireworks in the eve. Two negro women seriously if not fatally injured by the explosion of a rocket not far from where we stood.
Love to all—Ettie sends love write soon—
Your Brother Eugene
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Ettie bought a ratan cab-parasol top, and as she did not like the black she is covering it with satine, I enclose a sample.
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