Letters From Brother (Gene) to Brother (Bob "Bud")25 Mar. 1938, 5:30PM, Alva, Okla.
Well - can't find a damn thing to write on and no time to look for any other paper so ("here goes") (quote Reva Gean Lilly.)
Bud, I've just been busy as hell for the last month. So damn tired I can't even do a fair job of courting and I'm only up there four nites a week. I'll tell you some of the things I've done.
Mom went to Wichita last week and so I went out and bought six big registered white face cows for $65.00 per each. I've been offered a 10.00 profit a head already. They're really good ones -- I bought a registered Bull for $95.00 and 1500 posts and I've been trucking cattle and posts all week. I got 30 acres of oats in while mom was up there. And have all of my feed ground disced ready for planting next month.
I'm trying to buy a tractor and combines, drill, plow, harrow, etc, and every bastard in the country is running me ragged. I've sent off for a diamond ring and Boy its a honey. Guess I'll get it the latter part of next week. May be getting my long neck out on this matrimony deal but by gosh I believe she's OK. Did Forest O - tell you the trick I played on him at the dance. (Stole his coats).
Think I'll get a tractor sometime this next week and if I get this machinery all lined up pretty quick now, I'll sure be up there for that dance. But for God's sake, Boy, talk against that damned little Jack Little. He's putrid. He's just like Cab Callaway. You can't dance to him. I went to a couple of his last winter at the City. You let me have the details a little in advance and I'll sure try and be there. I don't think Flora can go but I'll still have my fun. Guess we ought to be able to find one free Babe at Stephens or Christ or the University that can dance suitable. What kind of Duds should I wear ? at this Rub?
Guess you feel a little easier after the trip expense question was settled, I could sure see you worrying about that, Boy! Boy!
Thanks for your letter, Bud. Hope you can read this dang scribbling. it's the first I've written for 8 months.