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Excerpts From Letter from Gertrude Weil to Her Family, page 4

...The Saturday afternoon Kindergarten work that you asked about, Mamma, is done by a kind of a club, that nine of us girls have formed. It is very little & we don't do very much—but then, we have just started. There is a Kindergarten room & a gymnasium on Lawrence St. (equivalent to 127 St.) which we have got permission to use. And so we have a free kindergarten for the children around there. There is a class in gymnastics too for the older girls who bring the little kindergarten children. Kitty O'Brien is a characteristic name. There are some awfully cute children that come—as sweet as they can be. Not all the Hall girls go the same day, but arrange it so that there about five go at a time, so we don't go every week. It lasts from 2 to 4 & the children are perfectly delighted. There are some pretty tough ones among them & some dirty ones too, but it isn't very bad ...

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