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^[[Gretchen  to Dorothea]]
[[preprinted]] 1437 WEST OHIO STREET
CHICAGO [[/preprinted]]

December 6, 1913.

Dearest Dearest Dad:-

Raymond and I are sending you our best love and heartiest congratulations for your birthday.  How I wish we might just come on and surprise you for breakfast and give you a real hug of welcome!

I hope that you like my birthday present and that you will use it continuously.  What are your wishes for Christmas?

Our great sale is today and I am sorry we have no wonderful aprons from Germany.  Life and Labor has engaged Eva to be our German correspondent and I sent her her first remittance of ten dollars a few weeks ago.  I hope she will be strong enough to send us articles.  She sent us one on maternity insurance which
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