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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 13, 1913, Image 18

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THE NEW LETTER
By Frank Filson.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
March the forth its going to be
a misserable birthday for me on
the fifteenth I guess. Last year
we had two ducks stuffed with
sage and uniuns and I had a birth
day party and a lot of other boys
and girls but this year there isnt
q1 in
March the Fifteenth ; This Is My
Birthday.
going to be anything. We never
have duck now anyway because
since father died mother has been
so darned poor Im sur I dont
blame her .would you?
March the sixth i find on look
ing over my diary that i didnt ex
plain the circumstances mother
says thats the way it ought to be
J spelt. I must tell you first that
father used to be in the secretary
of states office at Washington.
We live near Washington bu;
weve moved into a smaller house
since father died. It was a pitty
he died so young because father
and mother had a bad foiling out
about a girl the night before and
he didnt have a funeral or any
thing. It was a girl father used
to know before he was married
and mother said there wasnt any
harm in that but why did father
have a date with her at the Monu
ment. Father said he didnt have
a date but both happened to be
there and if mother hadnt come
snooping around all would have
been well. Mother said she
wouldnt stand for such lang
widge and the next day father
died.
We moved into a tiny house
after father died. The last house
had two bathrooms and a big
kitchen and three maids and a
dog but this house has only one
bathroom and kitchen and only
one maid. Susan is a colored
maid because it makes her cheap
er. I wish i had a new father.
March the ninth im going to
write to the president to get me
a new father. The president
thought a great deal of father and
mother used to go to his recep
tions but she hasnt been to any
since father died. Its odd how
different it is after you havent
any father. Mother never goes
Any where now and she doesnt
see any of her old friends except
Susan. Last night mother read
my diary about father having

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