Plenty of Guessing (Gladys)

1943-04-17Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – Yours of Apr 4 – 5 & also Apr 2 came today and last evening Mark stopped at the P.O. and yours of Mar. 25 & 26 came and a letter from Dr. P. at N.C. – I wrote thanking him for the letter he wrote while you were traveling and he answered. He said that you were OK – At last I got your letter with suggestions about the lawn – we worked yesterday in the back yard and divided some of the shrubbery and filled those bare spaces down at the east corner. I have some seed potatoes & Mr. Zell is going to help us get our rows ready this evening. It is cloudy today and quite chilly. I suppose we won’t have warm weather until after Easter – As you said if you were moved you would have everyone guessing again, but my answer to any inquiries is (as it was before) destination unknown. There is plenty of guessing going on but that won’t them to guess. Dorothy was asking me this week about your new location but I told her I didn’t know. I don’t know what Boonie’s latest guess is but he enjoys guessing so let him have his fun. John has to take his music lesson this P.M. and he is not so pleased about missing “The Barber of Seville.” I think it would be better for your uniforms to be here so I could see that they are aired and taken care of.

Love – Mother

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

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

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3 thoughts on “Plenty of Guessing (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    So she got the new coded message. 🙂

    “… he is not so pleased about missing “The Barber of Seville.” I agree! 🙂

    “won’t them to guess” should read “won’t hurt them to guess”

  2. Mustang.Koji

    First of all, wonderful photograph of the home. The details in it are fantastic. Who is standing behind the screen door? But one thing the letter reminded me of… that it was horrible not knowing where your son, husband or father was. I cannot imagine the anguish they endured day after day.


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