February 14- Have not written for some time, but we are alive and well. Father Pfaff has made two trips to the coal bank, and I hope we have enough coal on hand to last until the bad weather is gone.
The girls have been going to dancing parties quite often since I wrote. Helen was so cold when she got in from Plemmings, that she had to have me unfasten all her clothes and untie her shoes. She got a bad cold after that, but hopes to get better so she can go to a dance at McCampbells' Saturday night. Mame is looking for Frank to be down that night from Kansas City and I do hope he will come or the house will not hold her.
Dinah had a calf last Sunday and Jeanie had one today. We will soon have plenty of milk and butter. Mame went up to (uncle) John's and stayed until Monday morning. They have got a telephone now. Helen and Mame went to (uncle) Henry's today and will be home tomorrow. I drove over to town today and Sammy went along. Father has been shelling corn all day.
Phyllis received a pretty valentine from her friend in Texas. The little ones in school received a number also. Helen had two "comics" and cousin Mary sent the four youngest, each, a valentine.
We will leave the Pfaff family for now and get back to Fredericktown, which I think is the best place in the world, to live. I love to read about Grandma and her large family, but I have to say I am glad not to have ten kids of my own, and also I'm glad to be born into the days of electricity and indoor plumbing.
I had the experience today of receiving the highest electric bill of my life, and we haven't even really had a "winter" yet. That will give me something to think about while I'm going to sleep. No doubt our "electric life" is worth the money, for as long as the money holds out. I sure hope I never have to start chopping wood, although I imagine Grandma and her girls knew how to do it and I guess I could learn.