Dear Mrs Lake
A certainly appreciated that wonderful picture of Mr Ruth - surrounded, as he was, with all those beautiful flowers he so loved and worked with until he left us - I think I can remember when you took that picture, the day Mrs Daggett and her sister took us on the trip to find the ferns.
I never, again can see a wild flower with out thinking of Mr Ruth and I find myself wondering many, many times if he can see them in the great beyond.
I want to congratulate you upon being two grand mother in one, however we have a party were keen that
that out did you - a young woman, gave birth to three little girls - they only lived a short time, they died within a few minutes of one another, the mother survived, Is it hot, well now here, "believe it or not" on the glorious 4th, our mercury melted in our thermometer & nothing is left to tell the tale.
Of course we will understand all of these mysterious things when the Century of progress in Chicago sends up that balloon, this month some time. It is great to be alive these days, lighting the show up with a star was a great stunt for my weak brain to contemplate, now this balloon will be an even greater strain on me