Monday, Jan. 18. Dear Son
We are O.K. Paul Jr has a bad cold. Its awful cold
here looks like snow. Mrs Attaway will be over to nite, she is moving to
Texarkana tomorrow, Mr Attaway went to the Navy last week, he was sent
to Norfork Va. haven't saw any of the kids this year.
Octa Mae said if you stayed out there she was
coming to visit you. Dee Hale died last week. Dad's cousin that lived in
Long Beach, they are the people Octa told about visiting while she was
Dad is busy making a pig trough his hogs
are sure pretty, its taking lots feed, everything here is high. We have
lots milk & butter; guess will keep on working getting by. We went
to see Salem & Arp play ball Fri nite the scores were 29 for Arp 28
for Salem it was a good game, ever one seemed to enjoy it. Paul Jr did.
when they cheered so loud, he held his hands over his ears & got
behind me. Grandma Massey always ask about you, they all like to hear
from you. Mrs Mattie Thompson is sending
you a bible. hope you find time to read it. Do you go to church? have
you learned to like beans for breakfast I saw Helen Sat at the store she
always ask about you. I never see J.C. Barron any more, guess he's still
Salem has lost their preacher, he moved down toward Livingston, some
place, off in the back woods. I don't see Betty much since you left.
Rayford Jones is gone away to work. this is a dull place seems like
every one is trying to leave. Phala says she wish she could. did you get
her letter? don't know what she wrote.
I must get to work. ans soon Be a good
boy. Love Mother