Glen Ellen, California, February 4, 1915.
In reply to yours of February 1, 1915:
First of all, I had Aunt Eliza send you the cheok for &9.00.
I am astounded at your multifarious activities as stated by you in your letter
and as accompanied by clippings from the AEGIS.
Are you going to the old Oakland High Sohool on Twelfth Street ? If yoxi are
please remember that I have swept every room in that old High Sohool from garret te
basement. Also, that I have hoisted the American flag every high sohool day for two terms
on top of said old High School Building. Also, just for the fun of it, take a walk a-
round the entire block occupied by the High School Building and look up at all the windows from the ground floor to the top floor and just get the idea into your head that
every one of those windows I have washed in the past. I washed them inside and outside.
And I did all the foregoing work mentioned by me while at the same time I was
doing my studying and my recitations inside the class-^ooms during sohool hours. And, also, that I had a noon-day meal that cost mo ten csnts - when I had the ten oents. On
many a noon I had nothing to eat because I did not have the ten oents and because- I
had run a bill so large at the ten cent eating joint that they would net give rae oredit.
And furthermore, another secret, I believe that at tha presan+ time I still owe that
ten cent eating joint something like $8.50, representing eighty-five ten cent meals
whioh I did not pay for, whioh I nov'^r paid for, and which I am at the present time un -
able to pay for because of the fact that many years ago said ten oent eating joint went
out of business and I oanr.ot find any responsible party to whom to pay the money I owe.
)L now I want to sing to you a song:
You are my daughter
You do not knpvrt yet, what that means
Have you no intellectual stir, no mental prod, no heart throb,
Impelling you to get acquainted with your dad ?