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You all might remember this note from a while back:

Two notes (one and a half, really - bottom note has been torn) -

Rhubarb for breakfast please -

NO sugar added -

I like it plain and tart - not sweet


...over the kitchen and pantry and the ceiling is very thin. ??? please ask Beeko (?) and Josephine to talk softly till nine o'clock.

Thank you.

We are going out to lunch, and we'll plan something you can leave for us tomorrow night in icebox.

I have found a similar note in similar handwriting. I have to believe it's from the same author. Even the text matches up:

Everything was delicious last night AHN. The turkey was tender and fine and the potatoes lovely and pie, etc.

Will you please talk in a low voice in the morning till nine o'clock as it wakes our guest out of a sound sleep...

Found in "I Bring You Joy" by Alice Bishop Kramer and Albert Ludlow Kramer. Published by the authors, 1937.

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  1. At the torn part of the note: Her room is right over the kitchen and the ceiling is very thin.

  2. Could the books have been in the same lot? Or did you receive them months apart? How fun to get the rest of the original note. I think it looks like a note left to the servants.

  3. Katie, I'm pretty sure the books came from the same lot - I just happened to come across this one much later.