Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Alexander Graham Bell to Marian Bell Fairchild, July 25, 1906
I think your mamma is improving here and I have invented some new forms of excercise for stirring the blood and promoting the circulation with which she seems much pleased. I have just returned from Sydney where I attended a banquet of the Electrical Society of the Maritime Provinces. My only objection to attending such banquets is that I am always called upon for a speech.
The Bras D'or Yacht Club have a race here to-morrow and Bert is praying for heavy winds in order to beat Mr. Carruth and I suppose Mr. Carruth is equally anxious for light winds for he can beat everybody in a drifting match. Gardiner hopes for good luck with his new boat which he purchased in Sydney a few days ago. He and his friend Millar seem to be quite delighted with the boat. I have not examined it yet having only seen it at a distance. Gardiner is rather disgusted I think with the fact that it has air-tight tanks at the bow and stern but I feel much relieved by