122 Willoughby Ave. Norfolk, Va.
Feb. 1, 1903
I have seven letters to write today and yours is included.
I made $25 this Christmas on my paper routes. $7.50 of it I made by taking Christmas cards to my customers on the morning route and $7.65 by doing the same with my evening paper customers. $10.25 of it I collected from the Ledger customers who pay for the paper by the year.
If you will read Alberts letter you may see a little plainer how I got the money.
I have a quinea pig and a pair of pigeons now.
The rats have eaten three pigs lately.
I enclose a piece of paper with the courses of study in the high school examinations come this week.
I think that I will get through all right except for Shorthand.
I bought an overcoat this winter it is the first one that I have had since I was up North.
I wish I could have a place to skate or some snow to play in.
Marian has had some grippe this week and she stayed home from school.
I don’t know of anything else to tell you except what I have put in Albert’s letter and I guess he will let you read it.
Does Albert have to stay out of school with the tooth ache now?
I have been lucky not to have any toothaches or earaches for 2 winters.
Elmer F. Stone.