The boys have gone out to the Fair. I was going to let Mark go with Parttens but since he had the little upset of temperature I didn’t think he should be out there all afternoon so Bob Schurlter (Dot ? Scoyrk’s husband) the Ag teacher took the boys out in our car. I hadn’t had the car out since Aug 22 and thought it should be driven some. John went out Tues evening to play in the band and it rained and all in all he had a rather disagreeable evening. I didn’t think he would want to go again but he went with Zell’s last night and this morning with Schurlter & Mark. They
[page 2] are coming back at noon and I think Mark will be satisfied. There isn’t any school today so there will be some things for them to help their grandmother with this afternoon. She isn’t able to do so much so they help her all they can.
Next week is club opening. If I can manage I am going to the luncheon-don’t think I’ll try to go to the afternoon session but think getting out again might help me. I haven’t been away from the house since John’s birthday and that makes it almost a month now. It helps my morale just to be able to be up and move around the house but if I can get out again before I go to the hospital I think that will help me a lot.
[page 3] The Koon’s named their baby Carl Daniel. I see in the Enterprise that Bethel Wilson has received a commission as third officer in the WAAC –which amounts to second Lt in Army. Bud Hancock has been promoted to First Lt. Ellsworth Wilson won first flight championship at the annual golf tourney. He defeated Bill Nugent. Dorris Green and Ellen Hansen both received scholarship at Ind State. Ellen’s is a renewal. Mildred Morton had her tonsils removed Monday at Matthews. John Milligan has gone to Indpls to work for Allsion. Mrs. Parr was here yesterday-they had come to the fair and she says Harlan will be sent out somewhere as soon as he finishes his training. He is hoping to be sent abroad. I have tried to scan over the paper and the above was what I thought would interest you.
[page 4] We are still enjoying pleasant weather and the boys still have to mow the lawn every week. I had to get the lawn mower sharpened & oiled. They had used it so hard this summer it had gotten dull. I think there has been more rain here this summer than we have had in years. The Onarga man was here this week and says the evergreen is coming out again. He thinks the gas situation is going to put them out of business. They will have to quit coming over here because of gas rationing.
Arlene is having to stay in – Dr. C. told her to stay home three weeks after she left the hospital. I haven’t been down to see the new baby but hope to soon. He must be a bouncer from what I have heard.
I have been sitting in bed writing this, hence the scribbling. I am going downstairs now.