47 Glencairn Ave.
[early Dec. 1953]
It was so good to hear that telephone ring just after the last magpie left at 11 + pm. The chatter was enormous, continuous, and characteristic. It never let up for a minute and I was longing to get some rest in the adjoining room in my fashion. But their hearts were good that must be conceded.
There were Mary and May and Myrtle and Margaret all the ms.
I am feeling finer now though Dr Norman insists I must stay in for another week.
Jack Kent Cooke came through yesterday, so you may expect something at the end of the next week. I am also paying mother for her care and more of yours so it will work like a combined Xmas gift.
Your Xmas card is wonderful and drew the finest comments from four gatherings not this time magpies but real artist.
Whenever the fit seizes keep burbling in dulcet tones through the phone.