Notre Dame (Gladys)

1943-11-20 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – Sat. P.M. and J. & M. listening to Notre Dame & Iowa Pre Flight – There is 1 ½ mi. to go and N.D. is ahead. – I wrote you last night about Mark – He had a little stomach bug – He lost his dinner and then had a B.M. Feels pretty good today. Nature seems to have taken care of things pretty well. It is a very nice sunny day – not quite as warm as yesterday. I am getting ready to go to town and buy groceries. Deliveries aren’t made only on certain days – I always go to the store and do my own delivering. The radio is so loud I can hardly think. David is getting restless – wants to go to town with me. He certainly likes to go places. – The game is over N.D. 14 – Iowa Pre Flight 13 – Of course the boys wanted Notre Dame to win. Purdue played Ind. at Bloomington. Dr. Ade said he was going to the game. He was so busy yesterday, people were waiting out in the hall – I told him he could retire after the war but he said he thought so too until he paid his taxes – which seem to take more than a lot. Purdue won 7-0 over Ind. Time to go to town now.

Love – Mother

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1 thought on “Notre Dame (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    I had to do a Google search to understand this one: “The Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks represented the U.S. Navy pre-flight school at the University of Iowa in the college football seasons of 1942, 1943, and 1944.” Who knew!

    “The radio is so loud I can hardly think.” It’s only gotten worse, dear mother!

    “David is getting restless – wants to go to town with me. He certainly likes to go places.” 🙂


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