Don't come home for Christmas; the Buick isn't working apparently due to a dead battery and it is "un handy" to get to Cabool and back. Mary came home anyways, at least for a day or two.
"I almost believe that you will have a steady job in the bank. Their lady here says that is the way they do, keep weeding out as they go along and try to keep the most useful ones"
|Note: "Walt" is Walter Bremerkamp, George's sister Dora's husband.|
"Emma" is George's sister back in Pennsylvania