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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   

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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