May 31 – 1943
Dear Daddy –
Yours of May 18 & 19 came this a.m. As yet the 100⁰⁰ check hasn’t come, but sometimes a letter or two is slow in coming and I’ll look for it this week. Of course that one would be slowed up. You mentioned in your letter of May 17 the 16th should come a little faster – well it hasn’t come yet so however you mailed it didn’t help the speed any.
It rained yesterday but has been clear enough today to dry clothes. I am entertaining the S.S. class this evening and we are going to do Red Cross sewing, so I feel like it will be time well spent.
[page 2] The house is cleaned and ready but the meeting isn’t until 8 P.M. so I still have time to do a few things I want to get done today.
The boys & Zell girls have David out in his buggy. He likes to be out of doors. I left off one bottle today. When I fed him at 2 P.M. he drank his milk from a cup after eating his fruit & vegetables. His second tooth is coming thru today and he is inclined to be a little touchy, but not bad.
I am looking at the last picture you sent and I mentioned I thought you looked thin – and in one of your recent letters you said you had lost 10 lbs. Well, I suppose the weather isn’t the kind to give you an appetite. When you get back you can pick up all you have lost and more too. As for me I weigh about 102 – but feel good so don’t worry about not tipping the scales at 110 –
I’ll have to see what is going on outside, and send Mark to the P.O.
Love – Mother
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She was a petite woman so 102 does not seem unreasonable, and she looked healthy in the pictures. 🙂
These are the little touches that are interesting to hear about: “I am entertaining the S.S. class this evening and we are going to do Red Cross sewing, so I feel like it will be time well spent.”
“When I fed him at 2 P.M. he drank his milk from a cup….” That’s one giant leap for mankind!
“As for me I weigh about 102 – but feel good so don’t worry about not tipping the scales at 110 –” Wow, she was small.