Monday morning, 9
Dearest little love:
I have just found that we did not remember the hotel correctly, and I am afraid that I shan't get your letters. The hotel is the
16th + H Sts.
But there is a chance that the postman will try the Hay-Adams, since no other hotel has a similar name.
I did not write you again yesterday because I was car-sick! In the morning I wrote to you just after breakfast, and I watched the scenery
while bent forward writing. I began to feel queazy [sic] - and the feeling stayed all day!
This is the first time for years that I have been train-sick.
At Albuquerque I bought a tiny bead doll from a little Indian to give to Crelly.
I spent most of the day working on Dr Lu's [?] crystal, but without success. I also read some stories
in Colliers + the American.
I just saw a limerick in the paper:
There once was a maiden so quaint that some people called her a saint. But a fellow a fellow named Russ said, "If you heard her cuss you'd sure be convinced that she ain't."
The paper is the Albuquerque News.
I talked for half an hour yesterday with the man who had sat across from me, just before he got off at Albuquerque. He
is a Memphis architect, named Robert Stacey, traveling for a few weeks to get over nervousness resulting from overwork to meet some contract deadline. I suggested that he take some 3.3 mg B1 tablets, which he said he would do.
I still have my upper berth, although I have spoken to the conductor about it. The train is full, with many passengers dead-heads (riding on passes- such as old railway employees). I overheard one old boy say to another that he remembered clearly some events in 1869.
I found a very interesting journal - the J. of the U.S. Naval Institute - and have been reading it (issue of Sept. 1940).
Time passes awfully slowly when you are not with me, dear love.
I have a notion to return on the Scout, even
though my ticket is first-class. The Scout gets in at 8 AM, #4 at 11.
Best wishes for your speech. I wish I could see you - you look awfully cute in your new dress. I want to take you out, so as to be seen with such a good-looking girl. All the love in the world from you own,