This cartoon was published on the same day that this letter was written. Since my grandmother indirectly mentioned the tire rationing in the last letter, I thought the cartoon was quite fitting.
Yesterday was so hot we thought we would melt-but there was a little rain last night and some wind. It cooled off and we are enjoying a lively breeze today. It makes me a lot more comfortable. John had to get gym clothes today. The shirt is much too long but was all he could get here. He is going with the band to the fair tonight. I have been trying to think of someone to take Mark. He wants to go so much-for the carnival-not so much for the fair. I got the pictures made that I took of you when you were home. I think they are the best of any you had taken while you were here. Mother is having some trouble with her right hand. It has been swollen and looks like arthritis. I told her if it doesn’t get better we would have to give her some bee stings. She thought it was rheumatism but with the swelling I didn’t think so. Helen Koon as a baby- just one. You remember Dr. H. told her he thought she would have twins. They let Carl go in the delivery room and after it was over he fainted and they put him in bed and kept him in the hospital overnight. Bob Hufty has been sick and in bed. Clarice said he got up this morning. Dorothy K. has a terrible cold but is still working every day. She is going to take John with Betty Lou to play this evening.