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Joyce Raiford letter to Fletcher Raiford, 2 April 1940

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making progress on that sacque I'm knitting while I'm taking things easily -- I've decided to give it to Mary Smith Tiller -- I wanted to make something for her, and her baby will arrive at just the right time to use it--

Speaking of baby things, I really got a thrill yesterday over the most recent gift for the Wardrobe! It was from Mrs. Sol Rawls -- she always gives me gifts on special occasions that just seem to be the loveliest she could have given, and somehow seem to belong to me naturally! This is a set, little crocheted sacque, tiniest little bootees, and little cap -- all done in the loveliest pattern -- and in blue Pompadour yarn, which is the best and prettiest for babies -- You remember the little white sacque and bootees from Lou? the yarn that had a tiny silvery thread in it? Well, that's the kind it is! You can't imagine how really exquisite this set is without seeing it -- Mrs. Rawls had Mrs. Mac Howell crochet it for her, and it's perfectly made -- You'd probably say