May Bragdon's letter to
Trudy about the
fire, date : January 10,
1901. “…and then not of sleep-he felt much better the next morning. I’ll send you another
paper if I can find one. Miss Dinehart stays at Behns
nights and at the Asylum daytimes to
receive the load so telegrams and answer them and to keep track of her babies by telephone.
she only sleeps by the aid of powders Theo gets her and eats almost nothing and this morning when
she heard of Miss Brad’s death that seemed the last straw and she broke down and cried and cried poor thing.
It has been a fearful shock to her-and I don’t believe one of us will forget to our dying day.
I can hear those poor women shriek now. Well goodbye dear-we’re going to bring Zo
and Zen home from the cat show where we had just taken them Monday night before the fire.
They are together and have attracted much attention. They each got a fourth prize of “highly commended” which was pretty good considering
the large number of cats entered in their classes. They really look terribly
cunning cuddled up together on a green velvet cushion. Goodnight dear Mother sends love…”