Jan 2, 1923
My Dearest Florence,
Well how did school go today. I thought of you today. How you were hard at it. Just think tho’, tomorrow is when I start. It will some sensation too, I assure you.
I had a little accident this morning over in the M.E. Lab*. I stepped on a nail. It going through my shoe and entering my foot about 3/4 of an inch. I have been in bed ever since. I am not sure that I will go to classes tomorrow or not. It depends on how I feel in the morning. Sure did have hard luck but I suppose it was to be that way.
Ike came in tonite. He sure had a good time. He has been to Cuero
, Eagle Lake
and several other places. The first things (about) that he asked me was if I had seen his girls. Not girl but girls. So you see, he surely enjoyed his good times in the crowd, which you was responsible for C? Ike came ok with his grades, better then he expected. So you see he is satisfied.
I had just lots of things to say when I started but I have forgotten ’em. My foot is paining me from sitting up so I suppose I had better go to bed and rest it. Good night. I will try to do better the next time.
As ever –
* Mechanical Engineering Lab at Rice Institute
love letter 1922 from fred