Dec 25th 1902.
My dear darling Bettie,
I rec'd your very nice letter some time ago but have been sick & could not answer sooner. This is Xmas day & cousin Mary & Aunt Janie have gone to Mrs. Swift's to spend the day, but there is no pleasure for me Bettie except with my children, anywhere, or at any time. I enclose a letter to Jeannette, as she wrote in her last that she expected to be with you soon.
Please write me everything Bettie about yourself & Jeannette and just as soon as you receive this as I am so anxious to hear from you. Cousin Mary has a darling little baby. He is very smart & pretty. Cousin Johnny's health is very poor & is sick all the time.
I can only write you a short letter this time Bettie as I have a number to write and will not have time again. So hoping to hear from you.
I am as ever, Your devoted Mother
PS. please send me a stamp in your next Bettie if you have one.