July 17th, 1893
Chicago July 17, 1893
Weather has been red hot since you left. 90 & 92 degrees in shade, and I have become completely thawed out. Am getting along very well, breakfast at the Woman's Cafe, on Madison St, just west of Ashland, very pleasant, clean lady waiters and food eatable. Of course I sandwich in a few square meals at Ada St, and at ???.
Your card received. Am pleased to learn that you made the journey without any unpleasant adventures with the boys or trains.
Went to Worlds Fair yesterday. Arrived there at 11am intending to return for dinner, but got interested in art gallery and spent the whole day there. Rested up a little in early evening and returned in boat at 9 PM.
The art gallery is full of interesting sculptures and pictures, but like everything else at the Fair discouraging to realize that one cannot begin to devote the time to it that it deserves.
Presume you and the boys are having a splendid time and storing up health and energy. I paid for cleaning carpet and understand you will let me know when to ship and what to send with it.
Jessie Hall called one evening I was out. J Scott has sent Miss Chestnut a jar of butter and she is pleased with it. Did not get laundry ready yesterday. Will tonight if don't feel too lazy. Will call on Uncle and Aunt Jane after receipt of your 1st letter.
Am well. Remember me to boys and gramp and grandma.