Strawberry preserves (Gladys)

1943-06-08Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – First will mention Father’s Day which comes on the 20th of this month, but I suppose you won’t get this till much later. I have thought about Father’s Day several times but haven’t mentioned before. I haven’t had any mail for a week, but keep looking. John is mowing the lawn – David is in his buggy looking on & Mark is supposed to be watching David. I think his throat is healing nicely from the tonsillectomy because he can still make the machine gun noise. He is still on the recuperating list and John has to do most of the work. Mark dries dishes but that is all. It is warmer but not hot yet. After the hard rain Sunday it turned very cool. I bought a case of strawberries yesterday – put 12 qts in the locker. Make 12 pts of preserve and we ate the rest. They weren’t very good and the price is twice as high as last years. Local crops aren’t very promising this year. I got spinach, lettuce & radish from our garden for dinner. Our potatoes are growing good, as well as everything else. I think most farmers got their corn in last week. The corn field north of us seems to be lying idle this year. So far it has been plowed but not planted.

Love – Mother

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2 thoughts on “Strawberry preserves (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    That’s a lot of strawberries! No hint here of her strawberry allergy.

    LOL: “he can still make the machine gun noise.”

    “The corn field north of us seems to be lying idle this year.” She must mean north of the Zell property. By the time I was 10 or 12, I think that cornfield had been converted to housing plots. I don’t think Google has done detailed photos of Kentland yet. That would be interesting


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