Riley vs Murphy

Dear Hildie:

Well, I have trouble keeping up with your sons. I mean, I knew Murphy had gotten out and I was aware that Riley had gotten in. They must like Mexico a lot. Of course, Murphy was always the ambitious one. Was Riley just doing what Murphy told him (with the contraband, I mean?). I don’t know if you should go down to visit him for Xmas or not, especially since it means you couldn’t go with Murphy, since he’s afraid they’ll recognize him. Maybe he should’ve gotten a better Mexican lawyer.

Take care. If you get picked up yourself, don’t hesitate to let me know (though letters travel slowly down there). I’ll send you some books to read. Maybe my latest, THE RIPPER WALTZ.