Give Him Potatoes (Gladys)

1943-04-12 #1Letter transcription:



Dear Daddy – Yours of Mar 16-17-& 22 came today – However I had rec’d the one written Mar 23 more than a week ago – to be exact (Apr 2). It takes twice as long for them to come now and longer sometimes but I can’t tell whether they come by air or not – they have all been stamped the same. Uncle W & Aunt J. are to stop here on their way home today – hope they came before I go to club. John is to play so I must go. I went to see Mrs. Roberts yesterday and Joe’s Dad came while I was there. He saw the baby and pronounced him 100% perfect – then added “plus.” I told him D. doesn’t like cereal so he said give him potatoes. Mrs. R. hasn’t heard from Joe for some time so thinks he is traveling. She gave me several nice things for D. her boys have outgrown. I think she has about fitted him out for next winter. It is a little cool & windy this a.m. but the sun is out and I have clothes in the Bendix to hand out soon. I may go see Dr. Ade this week – have been having some headache that feels like my eyes are the cause. I haven’t read or knitted much this week but still I have it. I hate to go down because I’ll have to make at least two trips and if the weather stays nice I want to work in the yard and garden. Clara Molter is giving Mrs. Zell & I a basket of iris – and they are a little prettier in color than what we have. The Bendix has stopped so I must get those baby pants out in the sunshine & fresh air. Jimmy & Bobby are out playing this morning.

Love – Mother

Yegerlehner home, E. Dunlop Street, Kentland, circa 1943

Yegerlehner home, E. Dunlop Street, Kentland, circa 1943

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5 thoughts on “Give Him Potatoes (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Potatoes were aways in the diet. How many thousands did I peel? I shudder to think…and wonder that I survived: when I was a teenager, one of our favorite things was french fries. We had a big pot of grease of some kind on the back of the stove….we used it over and over and over for frying the potatoes! It got pretty dark, but we just kept using it!

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      Potatoes are good! I also remember a pot of grease on the stove. It came from all the cooked meat drippings. Wouldn’t dream of doing that now of course!


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