[Year determined from perpetual calendar and LP's letters from the same time period]
Thursday-Feb. 15 
The ballet last night was wonderful. Danilova was the Queen of the Swans and Guerord the Prince's Friend. Our four little swans were better than ever. Everything went off very well. Little Miss Roake came, our supper was good, and everyone was happy.
Harrison Davies says there is a stinging review in the g.a.c.s. [?] which came yesterday afternoon by our good friend Kisty. They said the laboratory is buzzing about it- that the review is very complimentary but poor Kisty's jealousy gets the upper hand before he finishes. I'm eager to see it . Wait until next Spring- or rather this Spring. It sounds as if he wrote it for my benefit rather
than for its application to you.
Crellie says to "go get Daddy out of the train" whenever he sees the car.
There was a magnificent rain and hail storm about 4.30 yesterday with a wonderful, one of the best I've ever seen- rainbow. Everything was beautiful last night coming home.
How are you, dear love? Peter was mailman at school, too, because of his foresight in coming prepared with his mail bag. Some boy! He went down town [sic] with Miss Raoke. He surely is enamored of her. He acted so funny, so robust and making a great deal of noise- just to be impressive. I had to giggle. Linus Jr. asked her if she wanted something other than a mere thank you for the little Valentine she brought. I certainly was amused at that. She ignored him.
You see that they take after their Papa!
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I was wide awake on returning from the ballet. We had had a coca cola with lemon in the coffee shop at the Biltmore, and since the audience wouldn't let the dancers leave (there was so much enthusiasm) we didn't get started home until practically twelve. I was glad that I hadn't gone to the Niemanns [?].
It is a sunny clear day today but quite cold. Just a perfect day.
How are you, dear love? Did you sleep well and were you warm enough?
We miss you very much. I hope you aren't working too hard on the train. I think it is so hard on ones eyes to read for any length of time on the train.
Dr. Bill took the children today but they wanted me to take them.
My lip is in a bad way today. I must hunt up the zinc oxide ointment.
You will arrive in Chicago tomorrow but will you arrive in New York in time on Saturday?
Will you see the Hognesses? I'm about to decide to not keep Beulah. Still she made an awfully good dinner last night. We had turkey pie with little mushrooms etc. in it.
Good bye for this time- Your girl, Ava Helen