Oct. 9 – 1943
Dear Daddy –
Yours of Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 came today. I am able to be up today but feel rather weak. My bowels are still a little loose. I didn’t get to go to Laf. yesterday but intend to go today, so will see Dr. Cole if possible. I don’t suppose he will give me anything since I have the situation pretty well in hand. I am still taking kaeopectate (misspelled) today.
Had a wire from Glen and they had arrived home Fri. – pretty good time – left here Mon. 2 P.M. I am glad they are safely home.
Dora Diedam came out last night after I wrote you and said she went in to see Mother before coming home and she was very weak. Couldn’t take a drink by herself. I had promised her Wed. I would be back Fri. but was unable to be out of bed. Alma is taking Reed & the boys to the football game and I am going with them. We will just let them off at Purdue & go on to the hospital. Dora is going to take care of David this afternoon. She asked for the job. I could take him along but would rather leave him home.
[page 2] The sheriff & Mrs. Olson have a new son born Oct. 6. The name wasn’t announced. I intended to include that news item in yesterday’s letter.
You mentioned something about reclassification and Floyd. They are expecting him to be called anytime. I saw in the paper one day this week that the bill to take father’s had been killed. Those bills always coming up about who will be taken next keep the man power at home in a state of nerves. Mrs. Zell said she was preparing to get a job if Mr. Z. had to go, but I think Purdue will try to keep the county agents home if possible.
John has gone to take a lesson. David is asleep – (He should be – woke me at 6 am). Mark is supposed to be cleaning their room. I hear noises up there but don’t know how much he is doing about the cleaning. John said this morning their room would look nice if Mark’s junk didn’t keep it looking so mussy. Mark gets a model airplane started then leaves that & starts another so I told him this morn to put it all away. I don’t know where he is putting things but my guess in the attic.
I hear David stirring so must get busy – Have to bathe him and give him his dinner before I go. His vaccination has a nice scab on it. So far he hasn’t had the tummy ache Mark & I had.
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