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  1. I think it starts out "Have any of the aunts been [?] like me?" In the second sentence ". . . Aunt Pearl was home in [???] . . ." Then a little later "Ann thinks it is a [?] for everybody to have babies . . ." Etc. Seems like a family gossip message of some kind. Not great shorthand, but with a little time I could puzzle some more of it out.

  2. I am with Lee. The penmanship is hard to figure out. Proportions mean everything. I have also found vowel joining errors (at least I think so, trying to transcribe this). This is what I was able to quickly put together.

    "Have any of the aunts been (?) like me? I told Ann that Aunt Pearl was home in (?) sick and (?) she is willing (?) (object ?) (action ?) on the farm all alone, and Ann said when the (?) mother.

    Ann thinks it is (?) for everybody to have babies so (?) she asked Irene if she was not going to have one I am (send ?) (?) Pearl and (?) (?) and (grammie ?) were going to have babies. She does not want to try the baby (???) (Tom ?) or me. She does not even want me to go with (?) in the car and (?) the baby because she is afraid it will get lonesome. She does not seem to be in the (?) jealous. She says (to me ?) and Aunt Irene and I will go and you stay with (?) ? How is our (Miles ?) and (Jen ?) getting along in (?) ? About three times (a) day (Allen – or Irene written poorly ?) has said that you must come out this summer and see your daughter (or daughters – hard to tell – smudged). Irene don't want you to drive through (?) with (Art/Heart ?) or Lawrence does the driving. You can come on the train."

    That is the best I can do with the poor penmanship and limited time.

    Hope this at least helps.
    Cheers!

  3. Thanks for the effort. Rereading the text, I have these remarks:
    1st line: Have any of the aunts bn kp "lately"? (could it be?)
    2nd line, strokes 4 & 5: "young Cecil"
    3rd line: "youth mother. Ann thinks it is the style for everybody to have babies, so this morning, she asked…."
    5th line: "A NAME and Grammie(?) …"
    9th line: "…aunt Irene and I will go. Have"
    10th line: "you stay with X?…"
    12th line: "…and see your daughters. But Irene and Tom want"
    13th line: "you to drive through unless…"

    Cheers!

  4. Saludos, Osvaldo!

    You're welcome.
    1st line: I read been for BN and am not sure about the KP (company, keep, neither make sense, unless it's a poorly written complain and we can't see the dot for complaining. ???)
    2nd line: I was going to transcribe young for that outline, too. I see Cecil now, but I see a dot there, too, which made me transcribe she is willing.
    3rd line: Yep. You got it! Hard to read, at least by my eyes. LOL
    5th line: I think Grammie, too.
    9th line: "She says (to me ?) and Aunt Irene and I will go and you stay with (?)" is still what I see/read.
    12th line: "come out this summer and see your daughter/s"
    13th line: "you to drive through (?) with (Art/Heart ?) or Lawrence does the driving" is still what I see/read.

  5. Quick attempt:

    Have any of the Aunts been up lately? I told Ann that Aunt Pearl was home in (?) Chicago? and young Cecil was out on the farm all alone and Ann said when the (?) Mother. Ann thinks it is the style for everybody to have babies, so this morning she asked Irene if she wasn’t going to have one, I am (?)…Pearl and must have (?) Grammie were going to have babies. She doesn’t want to try the babies having (?) or anything. She doesn’t even want me to go out later in the car and leave the baby (?) she is afraid it will get lonesome. She doesn’t seem in the least jealous. She says to me and I want Irene for I will go and you stay with (?). ? are miles and Jen to get along on (?)About 3 times (?) Eileen I see she said that you must come out this summer and see your daughters. I (Irene) don’t want you to drive though, unless either Art or Lawrence does the driving. You can come on the train.

  6. Actually, the shorthand is not perfect, but I've seen worse. Here's a possibility:

    Have any of the aunts been complaining lately? I told Ann that Aunt Pearl was home in xxx sick and Uncle Cecil was out on the farm all alone and Ann said he cannot accuse(?) Mother.

    Ann thinks it is the style for everybody to have babies, so this morning she asked Irene if she wasn’t going to have one, xxx xxx xxx Pearl and must have told would have not and Grandma were going to have babies. She doesn’t want to try the baby-having Tom or anything. She doesn’t even want me to go out riding in the car and leave the baby because she is afraid it will get lonesome. She doesn’t seem in the least jealous. She says Daddy and I want Irene, and I will go and you stay with Re? How is our May and Jen getting along in school? About 3 times that Eileen has said that you must come out this summer and see your daughters. I (Irene) don’t want you to drive though, unless either Art or Lawrence does the driving. You can come on the train.

    1. Thanks. The name may be "Myles" (instead of "May"), which would make also sense. Also, the beginning of the last paragraph may be "About 3 times today Eileen has said …", given that the person writes "that" very consistently.

  7. I just stumbled on this the other day. It looks like you've all done some good work on a tough text. Here's another take on line 9:
    "She says Daddy and Aunt Irene and I will go, and you stay with R. E."

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