Whooping Cough and Diphtheria shots (Gladys)

1943-04-22Letter transcription:

MRS. R. S. YEGERLEHNER
KENTLAND
INDIANA
4-22-43

Dear Daddy – No letters this week so far and this is Thurs. Maybe a bunch will come yet this week like they do at times. It is sunny and warm today so think I’ll get some yard and garden work done. I am dividing some of the thicker spirea bushes and filling in where the weaker ones haven’t done so good – and with the help of Mark – I am doing same. I will have to get someone to help with taking down storm windows – that I believe is out of my reach – Took David to Dr. M. yesterday and got his first shot for whooping C. & Diphtheria. He didn’t even cry so I won’t dread the next one as much as this one. He has been good today so it isn’t making him sick. I will have some snapshots to send out tomorrow. There are two of Joe Robert Hiestand Pauline gave me to send. There should be some good ones of D. in this last roll I took. – – – Mark is in the Jr. band concert this evening and I am going. He is so excited over it – he is to play a solo part. I am anxious to see how he gets along. – You remember the medicine Charles Molter got while you were home last? I saved the rest of those pills for him and he came yesterday and got them – small green & large Pink. He said he had felt pretty good all winter. One of his girls was sick the night before and they were afraid of appendicitis – and wishing you were here. Marjory Wilson’s husband has been sent where you were before. I think he is an ensign. Marjory works part time in the factory now.

Love Mother

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

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

©2014 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Whooping Cough and Diphtheria shots (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “I will have to get someone to help with taking down storm windows.” What a chore every spring to take them down, and in the fall put them back up. I remember it was always a pain. They were stored in the back of the garage.

    Those were the days when people didn’t have idiotic ideas about not vaccinating kids!

    Too bad there’s not a recording of Mark’s trumpet solo!

    Joe Robert Hiestand….one of my classmates when I was growing up. I remember him well.

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