December 11, 1927
My Dear Sister,
Your very kind letter came O.K. + must saw it was the most welcome letter I ever received + Johns two these letters held me up, as I had rec'd a telegram that Betty my trick horse, had her leg broken + would have to be killed at first it was all I could do to keep from screaming + you so kindly sending me that horse book.
I'm so upset. I saw her after they had butchered her + also her bride.
I don't want to talk to any one + I hope you have a nice Xmas I'm coming up to Georgia, that's all I can do. As soon I'm settled more I'll write again.
I am glad you are doing so well + hope you will continue so.
Rooming houses are sure making money here but they are such dirty holes.
But somehow I've got to earn some money, but will wait for a while.
Your loving sister,
Marcella R. Cole
Out here it's always smile, smile, smile.