Carbon copy of a letter from Elsworth Brown to his father, George Brown. Elsworth tells George about his mother, Rosa's, health condition. She had broken her left arm and had nearly contracted pneumonia several times but managed to stave it off, though she does have a chronic cough. Elsworth asks if George wants any hot water bottles to help with sickness, then talks about the situation. The cost of living having gone up 25% in a year. He says that George shouldn't have any problems buying gasoline for the farm since the rubber shortage has decreased the number of cars on the road. He closes with a note on the weather and local stories.