Helen Woodrow Bones to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Helen writes to Jessie about plans for Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling’s wedding.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University




Dearest Jessirite

When I realize that you will be here a week from to-day I could weep a little weep with joy. There is only one fly in the ointment—Francis's absence; and in spite of the fact that he is such a wee boy his absence will be a pretty big fly! But we'll all just have to keep reminding ourselves that it's far the best arrangement for him.
Sweetie, I hate to ask you to stop a minute in your getting ready to send me a list! But can you tell me to whom in Frank's family besides Mrs. Sayre, Nevin, and all Nevins and Lindermanns should recieve announcements be sent of your father's marriage? I ought to know before you get here, though if you haven't time before you leave it will help if you can make out the list coming down.
No dear, there will be no reason for your arriving at any special hour on Friday the 17th—except that we can hardly wait to see you! Stockton and Cousin Annie will arrive some time that day.
Oh, honey-pie, how can we wait for you to come! Next week will fly by, but it also will travel slowly.
With a hug and a kiss for my Prinzchen (spelling?) and love for his parents

Your devoted

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Bones, Helen Woodrow, “Helen Woodrow Bones to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1915 December 10, WWP17527, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.