First of October (Gladys)

1943-10-01 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – The first day Oct. and two letters from you of Sept. 22 & 25. It was warm today until about 4 p.m. then the wind started to blow and it has cooled off. Looked like a storm was brewing but it blew over. I was hoping we would have warm weather for a while due to the coal situation. Anne Rhudie told me that she & Helena are going to close their home & take rooms this winter due to the coal shortage. We won’t be the only ones wanting coal because no one has any yet. I do hope we get some soon and I suppose we will before we are out. J. & M. have gone to a football game. I think Glen & Pauline are going to walk over that way. Both babies are sound asleep. J. L. is getting more active all the time. I think he has been observing David. David can stand along until he discovers it, then he sits down. He gets around very good but not alone yet. Just so he has something to hold on to. I still haven’t cut his curls off yet. I gave J.L. a hair cut but his hair is very straight & needed a trim. You may think David’s needs a trim too. We didn’t go to the hospital today. I didn’t talk to Dr. C. yesterday but Mother seemed about the same except for getting bed sores. I hate to see those start. Had a letter from Jim & he said to go to the Red Cross & see if I could get him an extended leave and he would come home and help me take care of Mother. I hate to do that but he said he was thinking of my health in the matter & with the boys to look after I need help.

Love Mother

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3 thoughts on “First of October (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “David can stand along until he discovers it…” should read “stand alone” That’s actually pretty funny.

    I think after the war there was a general conversion to oil heat, at least in our case. Coal was so dirty.

  2. Janet Burge Schuh

    Goodness! No coal- I never thought about that! These letters are truly enlightening! The two ladies your Grandmother mentioned, did they own a clothing store in kentland?

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      I’m really curious to see how the coal situation turns out. I don’t know about the two women yet. Hopefully I will figure it out by the time I publish this volume.


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