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Martha Berry sends a letter to her brother Ike thanking him for the letter he sent to her in the hospital. She reminisces about their childhood and mentions her sisters and niece visiting her. She wishes to get better so that she can return to her school.

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Miss Berry notes that her nephew Howard is celebrating his twelfth birthday. She praises him for a letter he sent to her. She relates that her happiest times are receiving letters from Frances and Howard. Noted, too, is that she is now spending a great deal of time in bed. She would like to go to Florida but hasn't found anyone capable to go with her. She mentions the dog, Frisky, and how he is always happy to see her. She is going to give Inez one of the glasses of marmalade Frances sent. In this letter she shares some personal thoughts about life. She says that for the most part we are alone. Now and then we have the companionship of someone interesting, but we just live with ourselves very much.

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Berry is pleased that her nephew Howard Ball is back in school and implores him to stay until Christmas, at least. She advises him that nothing in life will be as meaningful as studying hard and says she would enjoy a letter from him. She advises him to take care of his health and reports on her own poor health.

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In this letter Frank is telling Martha all about the town of Columbia, South Carolina. He says that he is looking for a place to rent that is bigger than their apartment now. He informs her of Grace's surgery and says she is going to be looked at again in Birmingham.

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Martha Berry writes Frances about getting Howard back into a California school to finish his education. Martha Berry is sick and cannot get out of bed, but she is still willing to help Frances and Howard however she can.

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Letter to Martha Berry from her nephew Randolph thanking her for his new tie.

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S. J. West writes to update Martha Berry on her nephew Howard Ball, who is attending camp at the Gulf Coast Military Academy.

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Berry writes to her niece and great nephew in California, sharing that while she spends much time in bed, she continues to scan the New York papers for individuals who may be able to contribute to Berry.

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Handwritten letter to Inez Henry from Martha Berry

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Martha Berry, Howard's aunt, writes that she is happy to hear that he likes his school so well. She explains that she is still in the hospital but she knows that she will recover faster with his encouragement. She says that she is proud of him for going to school by himself and reminds him that when he gets discouraged to think of the postage stamp - keep on sticking and he will get there. She also gives him $2 but cautions him to use it for something worthwhile.

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Martha writes to Howard to wish him Happy Birthday since she can not see him. She notes that she is happy with his learning progress.

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Berry, writing from the hospital, shares her concern about Freeman and sends her $2.00 to get help from Estelle three days a week, indicating that it would please Berry so much. She says, "it would just kill me for anything to happen to you."

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Frank writes a letter with news of his wife Grace and an update on his father's health. He inquires after Miss Berry's health and includes well-wishes.

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Martha Berry implores her nephew Howard Ball to stay in school, telling him that she prays night and day that he will do so. She reports being "still in bed, flat on my back" and therefore unable to come to California to be with him.

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