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gave her a hand bag which cost $30.00.  Of course you know it came out of my pocket alone because being in school she doesn't have anything.  And I didn't want her to feel bad done to the fact she couldn't give mother anything.  I haven't given Lil anything yet but will as soon as possible.  Please let me know what you want for Christmas.  You will have to request it because   

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to the movies to see "This is the life"  It was very good but I can't seem to find anything to do that can take the place of your company.  Maybe this is the darkness before the dorm, so to speak.  I haven't been able to put my finger right on it.  

Mother's birthday is today and so is Melvin's if he were here.  Thelma gave her a watch with Daddy's help. Roberta & I
 
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