Joyce Raiford letter to Fletcher Raiford, 13 July 1939
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Thursday night - Dear Boozie - This is our last night "in camp" - We're having a stay-at-home - except for Ellis of course - The grown-ups are absorbed in a six-handed game of Ch. checkers - Lisee and I got Ellis off on his date - then I wanted to write you, so she found a magazine - Ellis is in his glory - He has been wanting to go to the "19th Hole" (the local night spot) ever since we've been here - Lisee finally made connections with 2 little 17-year old Valdosta girls down here - He took them out last night - We tease him about his dates - Neither one knows any boys here so Ellis always has to take both of them - They've gone to the "19th Hole" now - I don't know what Ellis is going to do about Mother's orders to be back by 11:30! The water has been grand today - We all went in about 4 o'clock this afternoon, and Mother Joy and I had to be called in at 6:30 - Ellis and I planned another