Joyce Raiford letter to Fletcher Raiford, 30 April 1940
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[preprinted letterhead Raiford Hospital Franklin, Virginia R. L. Raiford, M.D., Philip Jacobson, M.D., T. Addison Morgan, M.D., James P. Broaddus, D.D.S. H. A. Purnell Business Manager] Tuesday - 11:30 a.m. Dear Boozie - I wish you could have listened in this morning when the Baybee was having her bath! Dorie was in the bathroom, helping - The two of them (Miss Smith & Dorie) were surely carrying on over her - She got bathed all over and even had her nose cleaned out and didn't cry at all - she smiled at Dorie, instead - and when her hair was washed and brushed, Dorie declared she had little ringlets (it kind of turned up in places!) - I thought Dorie was going to have a fit over her - Do you know she weighs 8 lb. 2 oz. today - She hasn't stopped eating the whole time she has had her cold - 12:45 - I've been up in the chair since 10 o'clock, rolling up and down the hall (and why not?) - I even fed the Baybee while I was sitting up but Baybee knew she wasn't in the usual place, and she didn't eat much - I guess I looked like the women you used to see in church when I fed the Baybee - Her cold is much better today - she still coughs and her nose isn't entirely open- but she takes it by spells - If she could just blow her little nose! Did I surprise you last night when I called? Isn't it a coincidence that twice I've called just as you