MRS. R.S. YEGERLEHNER
Dear Daddy – Five letters today. One May 27 – the rest in June – latest June 6. I repeat rec’d all the cks – Paid off J. H. Ins. loan and have receipt. It is a beautiful June day – had a hard rain that cooled things off yesterday. Have lots I want to do today but not getting much done. Just wrote an answer to a letter from Helen H. I stayed there the night I took Mark to St. E. and left a hankie so Helen returned it in a letter. Said she wasn’t hearing from Dan so much at present & doesn’t know his location. The Readers Digest came and John has it going from cover to cover. I think he reads it thru every month. Mark just got up and has had breakfast. Since his tonsillectomy I let him sleep as long as he wants to sleep. I think he is much better – in the way of nervous habits. I think if I can get him to eat & sleep enough he will get over twitching. John said he thought Mark is better & he watches him rather closely. David supposed to be taking a nap but I hear him singing. It will soon be time for him to have a bath. I woke at 5 a.m. to see him walking around his bed – I got up at 5:30 & got his bottle – I feel sleepy from waking so early – Maybe I can get a nap some time but I doubt it – I sent you several pictures June 12 – let me know when you get them. Will send more next week.
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“The Readers Digest came and John has it going from cover to cover.” That was John! Of course, we later ridiculed the RD because we didn’t believe in reading condensed books….we considered it (rightly) as cheating!
I love her references to my singing!
“David supposed to be taking” should read “David is supposed”
I like how much they valued the Reader’s Digest copies 🙂
It is nice to see something so iconic mentioned. I haven’t picked up a copy since I was a kid. There was always a copy at my best friend’s house.
My dad hated getting V-Mail because the space was so limited. He loved getting those long letters.