Letter from Mabel Hubbard Bell to Alexander Graham Bell, May 5
Letter from Mrs. Alexander Graham Bell to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell.
1331 Connecticut Avenue,
May 5, 1908.
My darling Alec:
I feel so guilty in not writing you oftener when I have such splendid letters from you. I do love you with all my heart and wish I could be with you now, but I am really afraid to go. I don't think I would be enough comfort to you to pay.
But please do come back here rather than go to Baddeck. I feel as if I couldn't have you away from me much longer and I dread you going so far away as Baddeck without me. Please come back.
I realize how you feel about the boys' flying machine. But after all people have succeeded in riding bicycles and why is it really less dangerous for unskilled performers than a flying machine that only goes ten or twenty feet in the air? It seems to me a very different proposition than going up in a balloon thousands of feet above ground.
Why not invite the boys to take turns in making you a visit at the hotel. I don't like to have you there all alone. I am sure that they would be only too delighted to come, the only trouble would be that they could not afford the extra expense.
It is very cold here, damp and chilly. We haven't had a warm day since you left. Daisy and David and the baby are staying with me here, but I think I will go to Twin Oaks tomorrow.