Home from Lafayette (Gladys)

Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind
May 26 – 1943

Dear Daddy –

Home again from Laf. Took John to Dr. Ade for a final check after a refraction last week – and John’s glasses were are not so strong this time, so maybe his eyes are improving. I took Mark to Dr. Cole and he thinks his tonsils should come out so I think I’ll take him down next week. He said it would be best for him to stay in the hospital a few days. As I wrote you yesterday Mark has been shaking his head again and I thought I would take him to Dr. Cole for a check-up and after examining him, said he thought the tonsils should come out. He said he would get Romberger to give the anesthetic. I suppose by the time you get

[page 2] this he will be well recuperated. He is looking forward with anticipation. The only thing he worries about – he is afraid he won’t go to sleep when they give him the ether. He took a music lesson today but that will have to stop for a few weeks. He has been wanting a bicycle so Link sold us the one he got from Art Burdick. Mark has been very elated since getting it last nite. He said his dream had come true. I was going to get him a Victory Bike at Sears but the Ration Board wouldn’t give him a permit.

I have to go to Star tonight to meet some women of the S.S. Class for a committee meeting. I have to entertain the class this month and I think it will be Mon. evening the 31st.We are going to sew for the Red Cross. I had Cosmopolitan Club and after I have the class that will that will take care of my social obligations.

[page 3]Arlene and her younger sister went to Laf. with us today. Louise is gone now but Arlene got Mary E. Tuberty to stay with the children. Louise went to Ga. where her boy friend is stationed to be married. I didn’t get any letters today but had several yesterday. Got the $50⁰⁰ check & deposited same. You wrote on the back payable only to Gladys R. Y. – but didn’t sign your own name – but Mr. T. said he would send it through. Hope I don’t have to send it back to you to get your signature. It is getting late and I must get going or will be late. Will do better next time.

Love Mother

David is fine. Says da da all the time.

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 “Home from Lafayette (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “he is afraid he won’t go to sleep when they give him the ether.” Hmmmm, interesting. That has happened to people, and they are not able to communicate to the doctor that they feel the pain.

    Great! Mark got a bike! 🙂

    Any idea what this is a reference to? “I have to go to Star tonight…” It sounds familiar.

    word duplication at the bottom of page 2: ” that will that will “


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