Sun Bath (Gladys)

Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind.
Nov. 23 – 1943

Dear Daddy –

No letters today but had 5 yesterday – the latest being of Nov. 13. It is nice and sunny today. I put David’s pen out on the front step and put him out for a sun bath, if you could call it that – with a snow suit and helmet covering all but face, hands and feet. However he got the benefit of the fresh air and is now asleep. Mark is home again today. Hasn’t any temp, but has a slight sinus condition. He was doing fine all fall, but I think he played too hard after school started and we noticed his old nervous habits returning, so a rest in indicated and that is one reason I am not sending him to school. He would only have 3 days this week, with Thanksgiving coming Thurs. I am going to insist on Mark going to bed earlier now because

[page 2] he needs more than it takes for John or I. I was slow in getting J. & M. started on vitamins but they are both taking Vi Delta now. David of course takes oleum percomorph, and has all along. I am taking unicaps.

I am enclosing some pictures taken out in the front yard. Hope you get these in time for Christmas. It seems I won’t get the photographer’s pictures of David for a few days or maybe weeks, and probably you won’t get them in time for Christmas, so hope these will  be enjoyed since they include all of us. We tried to get David to stand alone for a picture but he wouldn’t do a thing but hold on to someone, or else get down and crawl around. The snow suit has a bright red jacket, blue pants & cap – he is wearing in the Taylor Tot.

Today my sinus condition seems to be improved. My throat is better but I still sound raspy. I think getting the heat on in our room again helped because I wasn’t so full of mucos this morning when I woke up.

If you get this before Christmas you can still consider it one of our gifts to you. We sent some bones you may not get.

Love Mother

[page 3] P.S. These pictures were taken a few days before David’s 14th month. Tomorrow is the 23rd – and his 14th month.

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One thought on “Sun Bath (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    So much difference between Mark and John. I think I followed more in the John groove! And I still take my daily vitamins. 🙂

    Great photos….I have saved them to my computer to use for TBT. 🙂


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