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Joyce Raiford letter to Fletcher Raiford, 27 March 1940

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I'm getting along fine, considering that half of me is in Richmond! I think about you all day - imagining you are in class, or having lunch - And of course, going to bed is just no fun at all! I know you're enjoying being with the boys - I don't mind sharing you with them for a while (since it had to be this way!) - I want to know everything you all do - The trouble about this writing business is that it's a poor substitute for having you come home and tell me all the little things that happened - I love to hear all those things - I laughed about Joe Stevens getting a date during the "black-out"! "Chicken Joe"! Knew I wanted to tell you something - Ace didn't "bumb" back to Richmond, Boozie - He bummed - not bumbed - No politics cropping up yet? I'm awfully anxious to hear - Wish I had my own secret service crew up there! Just happened to feel my neck oozing a little - Have to jump for the Kleenex - Are you getting along without the Chamberlin's? Mother went to the Book Club this afternoon and saw Virginia there - She wants to see