My Birthday Present (Gladys)

[Editor’s note: It appears that this letter was ripped when it was removed from the envelope. I have attempted to fill in the missing words.]

Letter transcription:

Clay City Ind.
10-22-43

Dear Daddy –

Writing from Faye’s. She asked us to come for dinner and we just arrived & I am trying to get this written so the mail man will pick it up. Glendon’s dog is very much annoyed at all the strange people around and is carrying on so Glendon had to hold her while we came in.

We went to town yesterday afternoon and I got a suit & top coat. I had been wanting a suit and top coat to match so found just what I wanted at Robinson’s. Don’t have to do any altering to anything. Also got a pr. of pjs. They are red and think you would like the colors. The suit & coat are brown. Looks like cocoa. I told your Mother I would count that my birthday present from you – that may be stretching things a little but that gave me a good excuse. (If I needed any)

J. & M. are out playing football with Glendon. They are teaching G. & D. the mysteries of football. Mark has a new football I got for him early in the fall. He took it to school with him almost every day. John even likes to play. Everyone here has a spell over how much John is growing. He is taller than your mother & almost as tall as I am but not quite. We think he will be taller than you if he keeps growing. Now won’t that be something to come home to a son as tall or taller than you.

We are invited to Sam’s tomorrow & are to see Linda Louise. I must get this into the box.

Love – Mother

Yegerlehner - 1930s Cousins #1

The Yegerlehner cousins in the mid 1930s. The first row of row of boys is: John, Dwayne, Glendon and Mark.

©2015 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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5 thoughts on “My Birthday Present (Gladys)

  1. Mom

    Guess what came in my mailbox today?! Yes! I got my copy of “Dear Mother, Love Daddy”…let the love story and life lessons begin!

    Reply
  2. davidmadison1942

    My parents never did believe in animals in the house, so the barking dog was probably a major annoyance to her.

    “J. & M. are out playing football with Glendon. They are teaching G. & D. the mysteries of football.” Probably they were mysteries to Gladys, but not to the boys!

    I think all of the sons ended up being taller than Roscoe.

    Great photo! 🙂

    Reply

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