Letter from Elder Cook
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Nov. 21, 1924
Dear Bro. Baker:
The long expected, yet sad news came today that you were to be released. I know you’ll be glad to get home to see the loved ones; but the parting here brings a sigh. We will miss you here in the mission field about as much as your loved ones missed you from home.
It seems a cold world to reflect upon the past and think of the many friends we’ve met, become acquainted and even bosom friends and companions, then to part so suddenly and go to our different station in life; perhaps never to meet again.
Then when we think of others who have never even had the privileges of going into the world and meeting up with the human race, we can feel thankful for the privilege of meeting up with such wonderful characters.
Even though parting with the “Elders” make my heart ache; yet I thank God that I had the privilege of associating with them. I feel that in these few years of my life, I have met up with some of the choice spirits—Spirits who were perhaps foreordained to come forth in this dispensation and proclaim the Gospel to the nations of the earth.
I feel that my life has been made better through the influence of you and my other companions. And my prayers are that I might continue to enjoy the peaceful influence of those with whom I am called to labor.
Though we’re parting now, I hope it won’t be forever. If you’re ever over toward Huntington, I want you to make my home your home.
As you go through Salt Lake, if you have time, I would like you to call upon my sister, Miss Anna Cook, 1127 Harrison Ave. She is stopping with my uncle, Mr. David H. Wood and would be very glad to see someone from Ala. I’ll tell them to look for you. If they are not filled-up, you might stay with them. (Charge to my account, if there be any--)
Supper is ready so will bid you good-by and God be with you forever.
Your Bro. In the Gospel,
Elder Wm. G. Cook