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[[left margin in red]] Advice to Nina [[/left margin in red]]
[[underlined]] Dec 31 - 1933 Sunday. [[/underlined]] Wrote a long letter to [[red underlined]] Nina [[/red underlined]] advising her in a fatherly way of her ^[[new]] duties and responsibilities since her divorce, towards her children, herself and her family and also about financial subjects. I showed the letter to Celine who agrees entirely with me. I hope Nina will take this letter not as a reproach, but as the advice of a loving parent who wants to prevent trouble in sorrow. - Still snow & frost. As I intend to return to Florida early next week I may not have an opportunity to talk to Nina, hence [[red underlined]] my letter of which I shall keep a copy [[/red underlined]] To bed early. The servants are away since dinner was served 
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[[left margin vertical in red]] Utowana [[underlined]] cold! [[/underlined]] [[/left margin vertical in red]]
[[double underlined]] January 1 - 1934 [[/double underlined]]
Weather milder and thaw. [[red underlined]] Nina [[/red underlined]] came [[red underlined]] back last night [[red underlined]] from Adirondacks with Peter [[/red underlined]] because the latter developed symptoms of a new cold. This morning she 'phoned from Tarrytown. She reported - 47°F at the camp. It was so cold that the [[red underlined]] butter froze near the stove [[/red underlined]] and that if one took a glass water and let it stand a few minutes it froze before one could drink it. - But all liked it, children as well as grown ups, altho' conditions of living were very primitive. - No running water but plenty of blazing [[strikethrough]] hea [[/strikethrough]] hearths. At noon I went to [[red underlined] University Club [[/red underlined]] to the annual [[red underlined]] New year's luncheon. [[/red underlined]] Our Engineers table was well filled, Julian Frank [[red underlined]] Sprague [[/red underlined]]
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