Harry took us all down to vote in Ludlowville this forenoon-
and then went home to Half Acre to vote-
I raked leaves and put around the house for banking-
about half done this afternoon-
Rains this evening-
Rec'd such a happy, nice letter from Clara^-
*wrote letter to Iliff this eve-
|Envelope showing Newburgh, NY postmark from Nov. 1, 1936|
|Page one of Clara's letter to Irene of Nov. 1st|
|Pages 2 and 3 of Clara's Nov. 1 letter to Irene|
|Page 3 asking Irene to take it easy|
^Transcript of the above letter from Clara to Irene Dolton Nov. 1, 1936.
It was, indeed, a real pleasure to talk things over with you. We understand each other now and that goes a long way toward the solving of any problem. And lets always try to talk things over no matter what! It is such a satisfaction! Ours was a real conference- I would have missed something had I gone to New York. My heart actually sang all the way back to Newburgh. Now you know how I feel toward you.
I started to tell you something about the Income tax (mine, of course) and then there was an interruption. I have asked for a personal interview so you may have a caller. If the tax man comes just tell him that I am the head of the household, pay all the bills and supportMother and Auntie. Don't mention the pension and tell him I come home practically every week end to look after things. If I can save $50 or $60 per year it will help a lot.
I got here at 5:55 P.M. It was pretty fair time when I got as far as Monticello I was pretty tired.
Now take it easy, Irene, and try not to worry. A serene, happy, atmosphere is more blessed than a row of of spotless households.
I've just had my supper. Must run down and post this now- and get to work.
I've appreciated all you have done for me and mine and I assure you that you will be appreciated in the future.
My best wishes and love, Clara.
*This is written up the left hand, inside margin of the diary entry.