Trying to Tell Me Something (Gladys)

1943-11-30 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – No letter today but had Nov. 19th Sat. It was very chilly this a.m. I hung clothes out and they froze by are now. It has warmed up quite a lot. J. & M. are just home from school. David is running around the house enjoying his freedom. He does love to be out of his pen and go places. We are having Shurtters to dinner this evening. Bob thinks he will be called around Christmas. He applied for an Ensign commission. That will make the high school short two teachers. Coke Foulkes called to get your address today. Their brother-in-law is back in Great Lakes. He has been very ill – had Malaria and disintary. I am glad you weren’t ill. I wish you were home but wouldn’t want you to get sick to get back. I think he was gone a year – that being the tour of duty for that area. I saw the proofs of the pictures I had taken of David and they were the best yet. I won’t get the pictures before two weeks so you probably won’t get any of them by Christmas, but maybe shortly after. David is trying to tell me something now but I can’t understand a word – Bobby says he can understand him.

Love – Mother

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2 thoughts on “Trying to Tell Me Something (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “by are now” should read “but are dry now”

    “David is running around the house enjoying his freedom. He does love to be out of his pen and go places.’ 🙂

    I hope that the “best yet” photos are somewhere in the archive.


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