[FB004AAD] Letter, May 1889


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[FB004AAD] Letter, May 1889

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My dear Mama, I am more than happy. Yesterday the girls started for Spa and everything all very pleasant between Aunt Jennie and myself. I think that she thought that I was writing unkind things about her to you but when I received your letter the other day and read it all - and as is my custom, her feelings changed toward me in a moment when I came to the part where you said you were so glad that Aunt Jennie & I were getting on so nicely and that you hoped I would learn to love her. She has been very nice ever since. I am going to try and forgive her and hope she will forgive me if I have said unkinf things at time, we always say things that we do not mean when we are angry and that is just the reason why I am so willing to forgive Aunt Jennies. Mlle did not go to Spa with them as we expected she would. I think the girls must have shown her that they were not very anxious for her to go so she at the last moment refused to go. Although she has treated Mary as unkindly I think she still thinks a great deal of her when they started she cried as if her heart would break. Mary of course cried too but I think Mlle felt the worse, she probably repented at the last moment having treated Mary so unkindly. I think Aunt J was very much pleased yesterday whn I gave her a bouquet I wanted to tell her in some way that I was willing to forgive. I thought that a little gift of some sort would show her as much that I was willing to forget and forgive. The lady that is to chaperone me is simply charming. I do not pay her for chaperoning me but just pay her expences. She is a very responsible person and I think will do every thing she can for my good. She is about forty and not at all good looking, well informed and knows just what to see and when to see it, She is quite well acquainted here in Paris and many of her friends have already asked to be introduced to me. Last night after the girls left we came back to the fotel to gind that our room had been taken and the only rooms that we could have was one on the fifth floor and one on the fourth, well you know that that would never {omit?] me being such a coward so we set out for the Continental to see if they could give us two adjoining rooms until Thursday. Just as we go to the door we meet Mrs. Earle with her two cousins. One of the young men very gallantly offered to give me his room on hearing of our great dillemma but of course I would not hear of his doing that, they were on their way to the Continental to call on some friends so we walked over there with them. One young man was a perfect swell and I had the pleasure of walking over from our hotel to the Continental. I need not tell you that we searched everywhere until ten o'clock for rooms without any success, every bed was taken not room for a mouse so our only plan was to come back in the and make the best of it. I forgot to tell you that we met a number of very nice [Frenchmen?] at the hotel Continental. I do not doubt but that Miss Brigham will be the means of making me many more friends in Paris. I do wish Mama you would write me oftener, just think I have only heard from you three times since I left home. Do write oftener even if your letters are short. There is a Prince and a [baron?] staying here at the hotel, but they are very old and [wight?] This morning we went to the Hotel [Donne?] to hear the music, we enjoyed it very much. I do wish I knew more people here I Paris, it makes me feel that I must be veryunpopular to have so little attention shown me. Give my love to everybody at home and keep a great deral for yourself, do write me soon Lovingly, M.E.E. M.E.E
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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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