Those letters mean a lot (Gladys)

1943-05-01 #1Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – Sat. morn – Mark and I are getting ready to have breakfast – John has gone to the band contest at North Manchester – I didn’t have to take a load and was glad because I have been house cleaning this week and I am tired. Clara got sick and couldn’t help me so had to do most of it with J. & M.’s help. David is going to sleep for his nap before bath time. Lucile & I entertained Cosmopolitan Club yesterday. That is the first time I have done any entertaining since you left and I wouldn’t have done that except for it being a church organization. I am to have the S.S. class meeting this month and that will take care of my social obligations for another year. The woman’s Club has most meetings in the club room this year to eliminate the necessity of entertaining in homes – which used to require refreshments (that is practically nil now). So much for that. Two letters just came, yours of Apr. 8 & 9 – and that raised my morale lots. I must say those letters mean a lot to my old morale – and here I am at home with the boys all around me – so I know what letters from here mean to you. – but this is the longest stretch without mail when you weren’t moving – so evidently they aren’t coming by air – or maybe the Air Service is so overworked it just takes longer now. – Well I feel much better now and have some clothes ready to hang out. It is sunny this a.m. – and I want to get out of doors – We are still having some cool weather and this is May 1 – Too bad you can’t be here – you would relish the spring this year.

Love – Mother

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

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

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1 thought on “Those letters mean a lot (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    LOL: “that will take care of my social obligations for another year. ”

    I really felt sorry for her reading this letter–how much the separation was wearing on her. Among other things, such a long stretch without mail could mean that he had been killed or injured.


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