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Joyce Raiford letter to Fletcher Raiford, 4 May 1944

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be freshened with soap and water and then waxed -- Also found some chairs that can be used with the breakfast room table, altho' they don't match perzackly --And three very dirty scatter rugs that I plan to use in the living room if they look alright under the dirt--

Friday a.m. Was interrupted yesterday by a visit from the Bs - We were mighty glad to see them -- they stayed all day, of course -- and had a lot of new stories and experiences -- Will take time tonite to tell you one of their stories -- Dorie just called and asked me to take hr downtown, so I can't write as much as I had planned this morning -- If I miss a nite writing you I feel like I'll never catch up! because so much piles up that I want to tell you --- Mrs. B was interested and very much in favor of my apt. - Boozie, I'll never be able to tell Pop and Dorie how grateful I am to them for helping me -- they have certainly stood by me, haven't they? I don't know of anyone else who would have helped me -- I'm glad you stand by me, too -- I can't tell you how good it makes me feel -- I need it, too -- I enjoyed your April 17th & 18th letters yesterday -- You wrote about starting on your coin bracelet, but several letters before then have not come yet -- I had a very nice friendly letter from Dorothy [Lauria?] yesterday -- she told me how frail and puny her baby boy was at birth, and I was awfully glad to hear he has gained about 4 lbs. in 11 weeks -- she said he doesn't look like the same baby -- she said he looks just