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[[stamped]]AUG 13 1924[[/stamped]]

[[underline]]For Prize Contest.[[/underline]] 

Ottawa, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1924 

Messrs. W. Atlee Burpee Co., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dear Sirs: 

I should have written you long ago telling you of my being a satisfied customer for thirty-five years. I expect to be with you until flowers from [[underline]]Burpee[[/underline]] will bloom on my grave. 

Every year I send for one vegetable and flower new to me. It is great study and pleasure. Among others, Witloof Chicory is easy to raise, but Oh My! the greens for Christmas. 

One year I make a "fad" of one kind of flower and the next year another. Last year I fell for Zinnias. They were prettier than the pictures. 

I am sorry you dropped the Ella May Chrysanthemum (fines yellow) and the Volga Watermelon. These were the easiest to grow in my garden. 

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