C. A. Earle Rinker letter to his mother, Oct. 13, 1908, page 2
a week. Gosh wish you could see their Garden and Lawn. They were two old peolpe that used to live in Mass. at Easthampton. The old lady, not the young one, made me stay for dinner. Had a swell dinner and they served fresh figs right from the tree. Well I had eaten some fresh figs before but I told them different. Then the old lady made the old man get a lantern aftern dinner and take me out in the garden to pick figs right off the tree. They took me out and showed me the garden & lawn by lantern. Wish you could see all the plants and different fruits. Flowers & palms of all kinds. Then we went in the house and all proceeded to the drawing room. In the meantime my friend had jumped into a swallowtail and the wife and the young lady had slicked up. I tried to make me "get a way" then but they wouldn't stand for it. I had just got to feeling half way at home when the bell rand and two young people were ushered in. All dressed up in "G." Say I began
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