Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre




Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University






Darling Little Jetty

I am broken-hearted because I forgot your birthday! I have no excuse except that I was born forgetful, and that's not much of an excuse since memory can be improved.
I have a little present for you which I got plain so regardless of birthdays or Christmas, just 'cause I wanted to. When I go back to Waterford I'll send it to you.
Darling, I hate to think of you alone there without Frank, but I admire the bravery of you both.Nell is past the crisis they say today! We have not been allowed to see her, but the daily bulletins have been encouraging and today we feel safe about her. We haven't even seen Ellen for fear of carrying Paralysis germs to her. Did you have the kind of thing or something new?Oh dear I want to see you so badly. I just ache with longing to see you and the babies.
Ratification day went off beautifully and as, you know, the speech was a wonder. We were all rejoicing over the ing of the state.
I love you, I love you, I love you.
Oh have I told you about the Ocean Grove concert? No—I see by your letter that I have not. It was the biggest success of all. Didn't Nell tell you about it? She was there and was very happy over it.
No, neither did I expect to sing where W.J.B put me to sleep, and I thought, when I did go there to sing, that it would serve me right if some one in the front row went to sleep while I was singing. The only unusual performance on the front row was a man crying, with because he was moved I hope.
Get Nell to tell you about the concert—I can't. Mr David is so happy over it that he is bursting with pride.
With my dearest most devoted love darling.
My Type-writer is in Waterford. I'm sorry for you.

Devotedly yours,

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Wilson, Margaret Woodrow, 1886-1944, “Margaret Woodrow Wilson to Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre,” 1916 September 9, WWP17540, Jessie Wilson Sayre Correspondence, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.