News reels (Gladys)

1943-03-09 #2Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – Have been knitting an outfit for David and sitting on John’s bed to keep Mark company. He is breaking out some and rather uncomfortable. Still has a high temp (103 ½ ) but when he breaks out he probably will be better. Dr. M. is going to give David Immune Globline. I am not sure about how to spell it but you know what I mean. John comes after school and takes care of the furnace then goes to Krulls. If M. gets broken out and over this by Sat. John can come back home. I think all the children in the grade school who haven’t had measles will have them now the way new cases keep developing. However it isn’t so bad in High S. Caroline Wright said Valley saw a news reel in Hammond and you were in it – Do you remember doing any posing? She stayed thru two shows to be sure it was you and declares it was . One of the Henry boys was in a news reel shown here. I didn’t see it but others did. Lucile is still having a little difficulty with Jimmy Ed. She said she didn’t think she would ever get him regulated. Was up with him about all last night. When I told her D. sleeps from 6 to 6 she said she didn’t think Jimmy would ever do that but I told her he would in time. He gets his days and nights mixed up once in a while but seems to be growing right along. David was growing faster than he is now because since quitting the 10 P.M. bottle he didn’t take any more in the other four feeding, but he takes more now – so I think will gain more again. At 5 ½ months he weighs a little more than 16 lbs. The last two days I have had to increase the amt of milk in each feeding. It is much warmer. The snow is about gone but more snow won’t surprise me. Must get to bed or I will be getting my days & nights mixed. Irene & Link are going to Mayols [?] for examinations. Irene says she hasn’t felt well all winter.

Love Mother

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2 thoughts on “News reels (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Maybe that news reel is lost in an archive somewhere…..although old film doesn’t hold up well.

    That reference in the last line is to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. People at the time would go there if they had chronic conditions. My father didn’t think the Mayo Clinic was all that superior to hospitals in Indiana.


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