First Day of School (Gladys)

1943-09-01 (GRY)Letter transcription:

MRS. R.S. YEGERLEHNER
KENTLAND
INDIANA
9-1-43

Dear Daddy –

First day of school. Mark sold his books and bought new books this year. Said he wanted new clean books – said those old books last year was the cause of his low grades – Is that a new one? John is using his from last year plus a new one or two. Al finally got new teachers he needed. No school tomorrow due to institute, but school Fri. Glen & family are going on to Penna. Tomorrow & coming back here next week. Mother doesn’t want to go back to the hospital but if I can get an air mattress for her think she will be willing to go. It is awfully hot again and makes her feel so bad. Have been so busy so far today haven’t been up to see how she feels – the rest of the family have done the running up and down today. I’ll go up now and see what she wants if anything. Glen has washed & polished his car & now going to give ours the works. He & Mark are working together. David is looking on from the taylor tot. James L. is asleep in the buggy. Yours of Aug. 19 came yesterday. Alma Walker brought me some grapes. Made juice to can for jelly later. Haven’t gotten any other canning done this week. Not much to can now but tomatoes.

Love Mother

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3 thoughts on “First Day of School (Gladys)

  1. L L King

    I had never heard of v-mail before seeing this blog. I had to look it up. Seems pretty clever. Also made big $$ for Eastman Kodak, I reckon. (Who would have predicted then that such an iconic company would fall so far in a few short decades?)

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  2. davidmadison1942

    LOL: “those old books last year was the cause of his low grades – Is that a new one?” 🙂

    “the rest of the family have done the running up and down today.” It would take years (and back surgery) but she finally got fed up with the stairs, and they built the new house, with NO stairs at all. Not even at the front door.

    “Glen has washed & polished his car & now going to give ours the works. He & Mark are working together.” Once on my dad’s day off (whenever he could, he took off Thursday afternoons), he said: “I have urge to go out and wax the car. I think I’m just going to lie down until that urge passes.”

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