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HISTORIC FIND

Moina Ratliff of Rucker Place was enthralled by the discovery of World War I letters beneath the insulation of her air-conditioning, discovered by workmen during replacement work.

The letters were written to Nellie Sweeley of Portsmouth, Va., and later Rhode Island Avenue, D.C. Moina hopes to find out how they came to be in the attic of her Rucker Place house.

YIP YIP YAPHANK

The letters were written during 1917-1918 by Gabriel Harle, a private in the British army, to Mrs. Sweeley who befriended him here. (He was especially grateful for the cake she sent.)

The letters, first from camp, came later from France, where he was twice gassed in the trenches.

RETURN TO SENDER

The correspondence ends to Mrs. Sweeley marked "Killed in Action September 26, 1918." The only communication from Mrs. Sweeley is to a nun whose brother she had helped.

BELL CELEBRATION

Amoret Bell Bunn had a wonderful time at a family reunion of 27 people, ages 7 – 77, in Florida. Adults snorkeled, swam, fished, and the teenagers went to "Harry Potter and the Half-Breed Prince."

Bell family from Texas, Arkansas, and Washington came, many of them in the medical profession.

Amoret had a fine time until the last day, when she broke both bones in her right arm just above the wrist. Surgery was necessary, but friends will be glad to know she is recovering.

<1b>— Lois Kelso Hunt