As I was transcribing this letter, I went from the horror of my grandmother diagnosing herself and having my uncle sterilize needles to near hysterical laughter. That damn laundry! I still can’t stop laughing. And then, reading about my uncle Mark moaning about doing dishes and Grandma coming to his rescue. And then…you know what, just read the letter. It’s hysterical. I am sure that this letter provided my grandfather with some pleasant comic relief from his tragic duties. I think the situation with the laundry belongs in its own Abbott and Costello sketch at this point.
We are still enjoying cool weather-since this is Sept I doubt if we have any more “torrid” weather. While I am upstairs I hope for cooler weather. Dr. Cole didn’t make it up here yesterday but I know he is terribly busy and I am feeling better. The way I felt I knew I was needing a shot so had John sterilize the needle and gave myself a c.c. of Vit B. I feel better this morning (tho I know you say you can’t get results that quick). Maybe it is the mind over matter theory I am using. At any rate I don’t feel so weak and can sit up and this is something.
(page 2) Clara is here this morning-doing this & that-which includes taking clothes out of the Bendix and making vegetable soup. She cleaned up here yesterday so will work downstairs this morning.
The mail just came with a letter from Mrs. Evans. Your laundry was sent to California then back to Norfolk and she is forwarding it here-so now what am I to do with it? Forward it to you?
Had a card from Mother and she said she was coming up today if nothing turned up to stop her so she may be here by noon or after. Mark was complaining yesterday about having to wash so many dishes and I told him Grandma
(page 3) was coming and he wouldn’t have to do so much-he was very pleased about the prospect of more time to play. Since Clara can only be here mornings the evening dish washing has been falling to Mark because John has been trying to get the lawn mowed. Mowing the fall grass is no joke. It grows like magic and is so tough got more than our mower could do so Link told John to use their mower. Then Mr. Zell came over and helped him some yesterday. Now it is finished but Mark will have to start on it again tomorrow-and how he will howl. John said not to tell him before tomorrow because of the reaction we would get from him.
(page 4) Mark came home from an errand to town yesterday and said Mr. Boone would trade horns with him. I haven’t talked to Boonie but apparently Mr. Webster had and Boonie must have a horn that would be easier for Mark to blow. I will call him today and find out about it. Mark has been so busy since school started he hasn’t done any work on his models but after Mother comes maybe he can work on them again. He is still buying the 10¢ kind. I am holding him to those until he does a good job then I said he could buy the larger ones.