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5:30 P.M.
September 23, 1919

Dear Esther,

I guess you will have a rather hard time to catch up with your answers unless you wait and make a "two in one". I was quite relieved however to get your answer last. Really I do not want you to do me yet, as you were wondering. I have reformed somewhat and last Sunday evening I worked math [and] stayed snugly in bed. It even rained too much for me to go to church or Sunday School. You want to know what the fellow looked like. I guess I did not like his looks, even tho he was handsome. Dreams are not always specific. I have had peaceful slumber lately. Ha, ha!

You spoke of Piper City and that reminded me that I noticed a five-dollar bill the other day made to the First National Bank of Piper City, Ill. A remarkable coincidence, n'est-ce pas? I guess I'll have to get some candy out of it sometimes. So?

I got a letter from Alva today. He said the Linn girls surprised him to a very great extent. He also said that Clark came to Sunday School in "some boat" of a Ford, and that they lost both banners despite the fact that such things happened. I find it necessary to postpone my writing for awhile in order to eat. I do not see how you can live so well and not eat hardly anything. Mr. Stafford and I bought a peck of apples from the University yesterday for between-times. His mother could not make the cookies in time. So alas! I am going. (Back O.K.) Purdue had a big "pep" session this P.M. at 4:00. Nearly all the co-eds were out also, and we had some enthusiastic time. Last night the Frosh and Sophs came very nearly getting into a battle. I was not out but heard about it all right. Just the same there are over 1200 green caps and only 5 or 600 Sophs. The famous Purdue Bell was in the parade this afternoon. I shall send you an Exponent or two containing a picture of it you will thus be more able to form your good (?) opinion of our big university. I have class work from 8:00 to 4:00 tomorrow so I shall have to prepare some studies. I hope I am not taking too much of your time?

Sincerely,
Richard



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