Thurs – Dec. 18, 1952Dearest Mother,
The Christmas cards are rolling in & I guess I've about finished with mine. The Evans sent me one but I don't have their address – did you say 633 Fifth Avenue? Mrs. Evans put a nice note on it – saying she's just had lunch with you. Please thank her for me.
We were quite surprised by Mrs. Atkinson and Charles' visit last Saturday. They wouldn't even sit down. I presume they saw you in St. Petersburg. They were so anxious to get beyond Cincinnati that day.
I feel fine now – all my aching joints have left me. Seems as if it happened all of a sudden & haven't had any soreness since.
Virginia mentioned a box for the children which was to be sent from Florida. It arrived & I couldn't keep from opening it altho the girls haven't seen it yet. There's a darling dress – corduroy jumper with bit of jewel on the pockets & fancy buttons to match. There's also a summer pinafore type really pretty in green and a pair of denim overalls with a fancy figure.
Harold got our Christmas tree today so we'll probably put it up tonight.
Catherine & Roberta have slight colds but it doesn't keep them from looking forward to Santa Claus.
All our very best love, H, J C & R