Music Club (Gladys)

Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind.
Nov. 15 – 1943

Dear Daddy –

No mail toady. The last rec’d was of Nov. 4 – The message “Greetings.” I rec’d no date on it but I presume it came a day or so after you sent it. I rec’d it one day last week.

It is grey Monday. I hung some white clothes out on the strength of sunshine visible then but now there seems to be nothing but grey clouds. There is a little wind so maybe they will dry. I hung colored clothes in the basement.

Today is Music Club and I am going to leave David at Funks. Mrs. Zell is going there to take care of Donnie & bobby. I was going to leave David at Zells but Arlene has charge of the program today & no help so Mrs. Z. is going to keep all the children at Funks. As soon as J. & M. come home from school I will have them bring David home. David is taking his morning nap at present. I bathed him and put him to bed about 10:30 and without a struggle he went to sleep.

[page 2] I think we have the furnace adjusted to this Ind. coal. It needed more air flow. I had been keeping the house at 68 but with me throat being so sensitive this fall I decided I would step the heat up to 72. The house feels much better and I feel warmer. I know that will take a little more coal but they should get more in. The strikes seem to be quieting down again. I suppose they figure this is the best time to strike and get what they are asking for. I do hope some settlement will be reached. I certainly have wished this winter we had an oil furnace but no use wishing for that now, but I think it’s worth considering later on.

We had a snow storm yesterday that lasted a few minutes – No evidence of it today. Mark is so anxious for snow & for the pond to freeze over. Last year the pond was frozen over long before Christmas – I am not wishing for such cold weather this year, but will take it if it comes.

It’s about time to get lunch ready – had to stop and bring the clothes in – raining – would have saved time and effort to hang them in basement at first – It’s now time for me to start getting ready to go to music meeting –
Love Mother

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2 thoughts on “Music Club (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    I wonder where coal was mined in Indiana. No doubt in the southern part, which is more hilly.

    Hmmmm…..wonder what exactly went on at the Music Club. I’m just guessing that Mrs. Zell, being from a farming background, probably wasn’t interested in the music club.


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