21 Cortleigh Blvd.
[late Jan. 1953
I’ll get down to business first, before I comment critically upon that
strange bird on what look like maple leaves adorning your Japanese card.
(1) I am enclosing your letter from Sophie.
(2) You can send me
Insurance documents as they are no use to you.
(3) How is the financial situation with you? The mails take so long to
come and go even by air.
(4) Did you get
As the Sun Life make out two cheques to me personally ($9.50 monthly and
$23.25 quarterly totalling a little over $200.00, I have to cash them
here and the suggestion is that I send the amount from my Current
to you. Otherwise new Policies would have to be made out, which would
require signatures, affidavits and all the paraphernalia which may not
be authorized by the main office at Montreal.
(5) There are two Government bonds of one thousand each which do not
require signatures as they are
bonds. I went to Adam and he
suggested that they be sent to you in care of Young (First National Bank
of Boston) one thousand now and the other later when necessary. They
belong to you having been bought several years ago. He at once made
out a draft to be placed at your credit at the First National. That,
with what you have already ought to take care of the Dodge, and the
other later ought to keep you going for some time. Let me know when
you need it. The other was sent by telegram to offset mail delays
(6) By the way, Macmillans paid me a handsome cheque for
last week. You can have two or three hundred of that a little later.
Shall I remit this to the First National or to you direct when you
know your new address?
(7) Do not borrow from anyone in Boston. We have $8000.00 in registered
bonds in the Bank vault always accessible to you.
(8) Elery & Ruth are peaches of the finest bloom.
Now alone that bird! The signature looks Japanese but we are not sure!
and I spent a half-hour this morning trying to classify the darned bird. It
has its mouth open like the a fledgling gasping for a worm. It isn’t a robin
or a thrush or a wren or (God help me) a starling or a blue-bird. Neither
is it anything resembling a bird in our breakfast-room chart. Explain this
monstrosity pronto as it embarrasses us quite a lot. And your last letter
was received on Monday Jan. 19th. How slow the mail is.
Don’t forget to telephone collect Sunday at 9 pm. We shall be in.
Hope you pass your test.
Father and Mother