December 13, 1947
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gall:
Thank you for the lovely day we spent at your house. I am still thinking, with a kind of wistful envy, of your beautiful estate and looking forward to the time when we will be able to settle in the East, too.
The peacocks we promised are reserved for you—but Frank is afraid to send them now, because the change of weather would be too abrupt for them, and they would not be able to survive the sudden transition to a cold climate. We will send them in the spring. So as soon as it gets warmer, you may expect to hear them screaming on your doorstep.
With best regards from both of us,