††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Monday

Dear Johnny,


††††††††††††††† Well, how did Santa Claus treat you?He was pretty good to me.

††††††††††††††† I would have written to you sooner but thought maybe youíd come down xmas day.But now Iím hoping youíll get down for New Years.You better try awful hard, cause I really do want you to come.

††††††††††††††† Have you been working hard?I hope you havenít been working too hard.How is your mother?Has she come home yet?Are you still cooking?I bet I can beat you- I made some swell cookies the other day.

††††††††††††††† I really had a swell time the other nite when I was with you (ďWhy donít we do that more often?Ē)mother and I started to go home Sun. afternoon instead of staying over till Monday morning, but gosh! Am I glad we didnít.That nite was pretty good.Iím coming to Rich. one day this wk.Probably Wednesday to get some clothes, so Iíll call you, and then you can tell me whether youíre coming down for Jan 1st or not.Maybe youíd better write to me and tell me cause something might happen and I wouldnít get up.So answer real real soon.


Mary Anne


P.S. Iíve got my fingers crossed about Jan 1st