Bare Foot (Gladys)

1943-05-01 #2Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – I wrote one letter this morning but thought I would dash off another. Had two letters (Apr 8 & 9) this a.m. and that made me feel pretty good – Hadn’t had any for two weeks and your letters have always come so regularily except when you were moving. John hasn’t come home yet but I look for him any time now. He got up at 5 so he could be ready to leave at 6 so I know he will be tired when he comes home. Mark & I got the washing done today – I took David out in the yard while I took the things down and he got a good sunning. He is beginning to get a tan. If I could take him out every day but the past week has been so cold & raining so much he missed some days in the sun. He is beginning to do things. Pulled the perculator off the table yesterday. He won’t leave anything on his feet so he goes bare foot most of the time. He pulls off his socks & puts them in his mouth then I can’t put them back on. I sent you some pictures last week for his 7th month. The Rotary is back of a movement for supervised play for this summer and a kindergarten. I told our boys that wouldn’t bother them because they stay home and I think I’ll have enough work to keep them busy. The idea is to keep children off the streets but since ours always stayed home anyway they can continue to. I think the idea is good and something the town has needed long before the war started. I write you more on the subject later.

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 “Bare Foot (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    So the contemporary documentation proves that I used to put my socks in my mouth! But I gave that up a long time ago.

    Even though his letters were about such mundane matters, any word from him whatever was a consolation and comfort.

  2. Catherine

    I love reading about David’s activities… guess that’s because I’ve known him from the moment he was born 😉 Can’t imagine what it’s like for you reading about your dad as a baby… 🙂

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      I think it is pretty awesome to read about my father when he was a baby. Since my grandmother is no longer alive, I don’t get to hear those “when your father was young” stories anymore. Plus they haven’t been altered by time or memory.


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