Let’s move to Florida for the winter (Gladys)

1943-03-13Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – It seems like spring has arrived. It is so warm and the sun is shining. The tulips were up before the last cold spell that ended this week but they weren’t hurt any. Mark is up today and feeling fine. Measles about gone. He is wearing dark glasses yet today. John said he would rather have measles and be thru with them than to take a shot. David didn’t get any reaction from the immune Globuline Dr. M. gave him Thurs. I will keep a close watch on John now for any evidence of measles. Hope he does get by without them. It is so nice out of doors now I took D. out yesterday for the first time in two weeks and intend to go out again today. Margaret Kruman went to Fla during February. I told her I was thinking about going down next winter for all winter. I believe I could close the house and keep up the payments and live down there on the same as we have to spend here. Our coal bill to date is 129⁰⁰. Of course we still have plenty to last for a while. Let me have an opinion on the matter. Now don’t let it worry you. I am not jumping at ideas but have been thinking about this for some time. I was thinking about how much better it would be to miss the winter months here. Of course, this was an extreme winter and don’t suppose it will be so cold next year, and I know when you come home you won’t want to go to a warm climate to reside. My throat seems to be very weak this winter. Last week I got a bug in my right tonsil and it was sore several days but finally Dr. M. hit it with the right stuff & got it straightened out. Just hope with spring I won’t be so susceptible to throat germs. Days like this makes me want to get out in the yard and so things. Let me know what you want done in particular. John has gone to take his piano lesson. Mark is playing with marbles. He is a little hard to hold today – want to read and I don’t want him to for a day or two yet. Everyone is fine,

Love Mother

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4 thoughts on “Let’s move to Florida for the winter (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    the computer is playing tricks on me…that earlier comment got posted too soon. As I was saying:

    It is interesting to read these early yearnings for Florida in the winter. In an earlier letter my dad made reference to his love of snow. But one winter after they had moved to West Lafayette to live, mother slipped on the ice on her way to the mail box and broke her wrist. She always hated the cold. They finally made the move one winter when they drove from Indiana–encased on snow and ice–to Florida to spend a couple of weeks with Floyd and Ruth. When they got to FLA is was suddenly summer. Within TWO WEEKS they had moved to FLA! First they stayed in a rented house, and soon thereafter bought a house.


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