February 19, 1979
Dear Alice, Helen, Mary B and Mary K,
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of our father. His grandchildren in some cases, never knew him at all, albeit some of the older ones in the Walpole family may remember him. It occurs to me that it would be timely and useful if all five of us wrote our recollections of AP and put them together in a little pamphlet to be given to all of The Boss's grandchildren. Wouldn't that be a worthy idea and a memorial to a great man? I think so, and hope you concur. The material by each of us could be as long or as short as we see fit, and while we each may cover something that the other one does, that would not matter, since it would be different in any event.
Please let me know if you will do your thing in this matter, and if you will not, I may pout with my green pout worse then you ever saw it!
Forrest M Holly
A Centennial Memorial – 1879 to 1979
Alanson Perry Holly
08/14/1879 to 08/21/1942