"Correspondence, January-May 1918", Item 007
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Saturday Feb 2 -1918.
Son, dearest: - I have been looking for some word from you or a surprise like you gave us once before, or a wire for me to come to Wash. to see that you get your "picture tuck", but so far no word. Now I am going to begin to look for the picture itself. I heard the most wonderful talk at the Woman's Club Wednesday night by Mrs Kate Waller Barrett who is head of the Florence Crittenden work of the U. S. and has been appointed by Pres. Wilson to visit all the Cantonments in the interest of protection to the youth - both girls & boys of the country. I wish you could have heard her. If ever she comes where you are be sure to go make yourself know[n] to her for she is a dear friend of mine and a world honored woman. She is white haired and older than I - has four sons in the war and a daughter that has driven an ambulance on the front for 18 months; and is a beautiful old Mother, One son is Major Charles Barrett - maybe you might come across him sometime. I also heard two talks lately by Kate Cook who has just returned from 2 yrs in Paris hospital work She urged us to tell our boys who are just going