The three telegrams came thick and fast this A.M. I gave over the afternoon to "relatives & friends," -- I omitted acquaintances for the present -- and the consensus of opinion is in favor of Hot Springs with Mrs Herrick as long as she planned to stay in Bethel -- say a month? -- and then I will come on wherever you like and we will wait for [page 2] Dr Gehring's return.
Cornelia Niver is reported to have inflammatory rheumatism, so it is quite likely that she would like your visit better later. Frank was very much in favor of Hot Springs, he is quite lonely with your father and Lyman-- I have never seen a prettier "three generation" scene than they make together. I had a nice talk with Eleanor and Mrs Herrick called me up for a "long talk" over the telephone. [page 3] She is ready to come any time & will meet you the fifth of May.
I am impatient for your letter.
Always yours J. A.
April 26" 1910