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Joyce Raiford letter to Fletcher Raiford, 2 April 1940

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what Ellis said about it -- he's afraid it looks too much like a girl! I didn't tell you that Ellis has now declared himself in favor of a boy -- definitely, nothing but a boy will do!

Mother and I had Mrs. Rawls and her visitor for lunch yesterday, and Mrs. R. brought the gift with her -- Her visitor was an old friend who studied at Boston Conservatory with her and is now a piano professor at NCCU --We had a wonderful time talking music --Mrs. R.wants to hear our recording of the Tschaikovsky Concerto -- she has a new electric portable victrola and wants to play it and follow on the piano, -- Incidentally, after I heard it Sunday afternoon my fingers itched so I couldn't stand it any longer -- and I sat down and wrote for a copy myself! So maybe I can follow it some day -- I do hope you can go to the concert tonight -- I sho' would give a lot to be there! Love you so much! Your Woman