April 11, 1909
St. Louis, Mo.
My dearest Helen,
The time has come when we shall have to bear the greatest hardship of our wide separation, the sad sorrow news of dear Grandma's beautiful passing away. I know dear, how hard it will be for you all alone, and how much harder it would have been for me even alone in St. Paul, but you must think of Grandma as you saw her last, and keep that picture in your mind until you and I can be
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