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] were writing - There was so much noise in the hall I couldn't get much satisfaction out of our conversation except hearing your voice - and hearing you say "Woman" - I had so many visitors yesterday - Got flowers from "Miss Christine Rawls" and Mrs. Bell and gifts from Mrs. Hayes and Mary Powell - Everybody that comes in notices and admires the little baby shoes - Dorie is really planning the nursery - They think No. 11 could be turned into one - And Dorie is up here often talking in there with Miss Lank & Hap & Morgan - In fact, some sawing just started up, and Miss Smith said a man had started working on the nursery! 4:30 - This afternoon we could hardly wake K up for 3 o'clock "sucking" - in fact she never did come to entirely - She's the cutest thing when she wakes up - stretches and moves her hands all over her face, and makes the worst faces! I'm up again - over by the window - Miss Lizzie Weeds just came - also my ice cream - Honestly, I don't think I'll ever be able to finish this - Allace just came in to bring Mother's first rose bud & a piece of pie - He wants to take this down & mail it - I haven't finished half-way, but maybe I can do better tomorrow - I love you, Boozie -- Woman