By Will Rogers
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
ROGERS IN HOSPITAL, ENVIES ONLY REBECCA, PET RACCOON
CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL, HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — June 17, 1927. 11 o’clock Friday morning. When you lay in a bed. you naturally feel sorry for yourself.
Then you get to thinking of other people and how bad off they are.
So right now I can’t think of a soul that I would change places with, except Rebecca, Coolidge’s pet raccoon.
Who would have ever thought that coon would get to summer in the Black Hills?
P. S. – Well, here comes the wagon. I do hope my scar will not suffer in size with other, older and more experienced scars.
JUST A LINE FROM WILL ROGERS
ON HIS BED IN THE HOSPITAL
CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL, HOLLYWOOD, Cal. — June 19, 1927.
“Relax – lay perfectly still, just relax.”
NOTE – Mr. Rogers was operated on in the California Hospital on Friday and last night was reported to be making steady progress toward recovery.
ROGERS HEARS FROM PRESIDENT AND HE ‘DOES APPRECIATE IT’
CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL, Hollywood, Cal., June 21, 1927. – I got this today:
Rapid City, S. D.
June 20, 1927 Mr. Will Rogers, Beverly Hills, Calif.:
I am sincerely sorry to hear of your illness and trust your recovery may be speedy and complete.
Well, I certainly do appreciate that. It was mighty thoughtful, and I hope he and that wonderful wife have a wonderful Summer.
And I got lovely wires from Senators Borah, Jim Reed, Pat Harrison and Capper; also Alice and Nick and all my friends. Everybody that I make a living kidding about seemed to be watching for some turn in my illness. People couldn’t have been any nicer to me if I had died.
P. S. — If an automobilist has lost two inner tubes, if he will communicate with me he will learn something to his advantage.
WILL ROGERS COMMENTS ON TENDERNESS FOR THE WORM
CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL, Hollywood, Cal., June 23, 1927. – The West sho’ has tamed. The Society for the Protection of Single and Unmatured Worms won’t let Calvin load his hook with one.
Next they’ll be requiring an anesthetic be given the fish. Why, anybody that knows Cal knows he wouldn’t harm a fish or a worm.
Besides, who knows when they will grow up and have a vote? Sincerely Yours,
Enid News & Eagle is republishing Will Rogers’ daily syndicated column, Daily Telegrams, in chronological order. The collection was edited and republished by Oklahoma State University Press in 1978 and under copyright of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.