Now Wyman is not a name that I had thought to come across in any of the letters. He was such a distant relative of my grandfather’s that it did not seem likely that he would be mentioned. Wymond (not Wyman as my grandmother wrote) was my grandfather’s second cousin. Roscoe’s grandmother Elizabeth (Kreible) Schiele was the sister of the Rev. William Krieble. Wymond was William’s grandson.
Wymond was also a doctor. He was born in 1916 so he was a bit younger than my grandfather. Unlike my grandfather, Wymond must have had his calling for medicine early. My grandfather worked as a school teacher and principal for several years before he decided to go to medical school. In 1936, Wymond was already working at Union Hospital in Terre Haute as an orderly. He would have been only 20 years old. In 1937, Wymond married Juanita Mundy. They had three children: Sally, Katherine and Randy. Although I can find Wymond in several city directories, living in Terre Haute, I cannot locate him on the 1940 census. A woman that I believe to be his wife Juanita is a nurse, living in one of Union Hospital’s nursing dormitories, in 1940.
In July 1942, Wymond enlisted in the Army. He served through November 1945. He was awarded the Silver Cross for gallantry at Sedjenane, on April 29, 1943. Wymond returned home to Terre Haute to practice medicine. He divorced Juanita and married for a second time Miss Helen Templeton. They had five children: Leslie, Gail, Jeffrey, Brenton and Barry. Wymond and Helen are buried at Fairlawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, Indiana.
We seem to be changing to fall weather. It is rainy and cooler-so much the better for me.
The J.A.M.A. came this morning and I was glancing through it. There was a list of Ind Doctors in military service. You are listed in Norfolk. I see that Art is in Fort Harrison with rating of Capt. – Evidently he didn’t enlist in the Navy. I was looking through the list and see that Wyman Kreible is in Penna. (in the army).
(page 2) I have been taking Vit B shots and then yesterday took a comb shot of liver & Vit B. I am feeling better. I hope it isn’t temporary, but I feel so much better than I did last week. I hope to be able to get out of bed in a day or two. I do so want to get up a while before I go to the hospital.
Mother is downstairs getting lunch ready. She has been going up and downstairs so many times I have been trying to get her to reduce the trips, but I suppose she doesn’t like to sit down there alone. Maybe I can go down in a day or so and save her so many trips.
(page 3) I wrote to Mrs. Evans and sent her a money order for $2.50 to cover the C.O.D. charge on your laundry she had paid and the postage to send it on here. Let me know if you want the things sent on to you. There is a pr. of pants, two shirts, sox & underwear.
I hear Louise calling Bobby. He was playing with Jimmy & the Zell girls yesterday and the boys were asking him about his baby brother. He said, “he isn’t a baby, he is Donald.” Arlene didn’t get to come home the 8th day for Bobby’s birthday. Louise said she wouldn’t get to come until Fri which will make 2 weeks. I was pretty sure Dr. C. wouldn’t let her come home so soon since she had such a bad time & stitches to heal.
(page 4) I suppose uncle Wes & aunt Jessie will be stopping soon. I think he said they would return from their cottage around labor day, then go to C.C. [Clay City]for a visit.
I wanted to put some peaches in the locker but they are still so high it would cost too much. There seems to be a shortage right now but probably a new crop will soon be on the market. While mother is here I thought she could get a few boxes ready but not at the present price. She thought she would stay here but I doubt if she will be satisfied after I am able to be up and get around. Said she was going to keep her room in T.H.[Terre Haute] for a while.
I’ll get this finished so Mark can take it to the P.O. when he goes back at noon.