[Katherine Fletcher?] to Lucy Smith, 1883 July 9
Your letter so long ago received I have not forgotten to answer, but long enough neglected, so now I will try and write a few lines.
We are all well this bright summers afternoon and glad to have a day pass that it does not rain for it seems as though it had rained continualy for the past 2 weeks.
Where did you go the 4th of July?
Mamma stayed to (I mean at) home but Papa took Myra Wilcox, Carrie, Rhett, & I to North Cambridge to a picnic we had a lovely time, while we were going, there came up a thunder storm but we had 2 umbrellas one for each seat we spread an parasol over our laps so we did not get wet when we got to a house papa stoped and we went in and they had a melodeon Myra & I played some duets and we had a nice time but it stoped raining in a little and we went along it was real warm so it dried up in the woods so we [ ]had a good if it did rain.
Carrie & I go to school there are 50 scholars this summer but they are
nearly all small though I am one of the oldest we are agoing to have some peices
the last day my single piece is about
"Those Three" Carries is about "Jesus Seat" and the largest girls are agoing to have a dialogue. school is out Saturday.
O aunt Lucy I dont know as I am writting or not there is someone on every side of me whispering, & hitting my elbow all of the time so that I