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W.W.C. BGC. LOC.
Apr. 11, 1921. Mon.
Dear folks at home,-
was mistaken about Annie May's birthday
ooming the fth of April, but suppose she won't object
to getting hero birthday letter a month ahead of
time, especially ifwill write her another one when
the proper time oomes. Dont know how omse me to makethat
The Baptist meeting has been goinO on since the
3d of Apr. The pastor is doting his cwn pr.eaOhing and
he is a good evangelist. They have a singer from the
in Ft. Worth, Mr.Finley. He had to be
baok in the Sem nary part of the time this past week
and he asked# m6 to take his pla and some of them -ad even gone on ahead,
evidently a frame-up to force me to go for the entire
daybnd I went We took them thru a lot of drilling
and other exercises during the day, went in swimming
and fished some,and taught them to make whistles out
green willow limbs. When dinner time came it was the
bigAest job I ever got into to keep every boy ftem
trying to help in ever part of the dinner preparation.
?inally after one boy had knobkod over the salt oan,
and another had stepped into the fried bacon, and another
had klioked one of the big iogs of the camp fire and
upset a lot of things that were ee.kt (all acoidently)
I had to get hardboiled and order thm away. At supper
tilse remembering my dinner time experience I turned
the work of getting *upper over to the larger boys and
took the rest off into a field and had relay raoes
down a road that ran thru the fiesl. The latter part
of th d their aror for drilling and hiking had
cooled off wonderfully, and it was impossible to get
them to march baoX home as they
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