[FB004AAC] Letter, May 1889
[FB004AAC] Letter, May 1889
My dear Mama, I have just a few minutes in which to tell you that I am still in the land of the living. It is Sunday afternoon and Aunt Jennie has gone up to the girls. I did not go as I had so many letters to answer and Sunday is generally the only day I have time for letter writing [page break] had to remain at home as there was no one else to take me and nice young girls here never go on the streets alone. I asked her the other day who she thought you intended should take me places here in Paris. I have had to walk over the streets alone here, a thing I did not relish very much and I am old enough to know that it is not the thing. She will not go with me to my [lunch?] and the Dr. said that it was very unnecessary to walk##Next week Monday the girls and Aunt Jennie leave for spa. It seems hard to be separated from the girls on Aunt Jennie’s account as I like very much to be with the girls but know one would blame me knowing which I have stood ever since I came to Paris from Aunt J for snaping up the first chance I got to get away from her. She has had her way in all things if ever I wanted to go to a place and she did not just care to then & after taking me if she thinks she is doing the right thing by you then all right. I do not think she is. Thank goodness it all ends next Monday. It was a big mistake for more than myself think she ever came over here. You must not tell any one that I feel so about Aunt Jennie, I will never say a word to any one about her. I will never forget that she is your sister, Grandma's daughter. We went up to the exposition Wednesday, it is simply marvelous. We were there the whole after-noon and I don't suppose we saw more than one third of it. Papa's exhibition makes quite a show. Mr Hammer was not there that day but one of the other gentlemen recognized me and so we went in a heard the “Phon” which was anything but good. I don't think it could have been adjusted right. Muncell shows up as good as anyone and we aught to be very proud of our country. Thursday we went to Fontanebleau. It was simply superb, every castle I see I think that it is a little better than the last one. We drove six hours in the woods, three in the morning and three in the afternoon. You can imagine how hard we were but we were well repaid for we all enjoyed it ever so much. We have been invited by a young artist to visit the salon next Wednesday. There are some very fine painting there this year and I am anxious to see them. A great many of the Bradford girls coming over this summer so I will have quite a lot of French before I leave Paris. Excuse writing Mama but I am in a great hurry. Give my love in all and write soon. Your loving, Marion##P.S. I miss you very much and wish you were here I like you more and more every day and hope you like me better.
Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University