Are You Feeling Better Now Rose?

“Are you feeling better now Rose?”

Today has been rife with troubles. The oppressive heat here in New York City has caused Rose to feel faint, and her nervousness has reached a peak. I hope the medicine the doctor prescribed will work this time.

I can’t remember a time when I felt confident that I could leave Rose alone. Her dizziness and fainting spells have become far too common, and the doctors have had little explanation or solution. Our life in the city has not helped matters. The sweltering heat this month has been especially trying. Thank goodness for the huge blocks of ice that have been put out on many streets, but I have to wonder the wisdom of allowing all the street urchins to be licking the ice. Quite a sight, mind you.

“Rose, perhaps you’d feel a bit better if you wrote a postcard to your parents. I’m sure they’d be happy to hear from you. I’ll get your medicine, and then perhaps after you’ve had a little rest, you can write to them. Then, if you’re feeling up to it, we can walk to Grand Central to post it.”

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