A Christmas Tree (Gladys)

1943-12-04 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – No mail since Mon. & this is Sat. Maybe some will come Mon. Just cleaned up after cleaning some in the house. The new heels of reclaimed rubber make marks on the floors and the only things to do is use steel wool ever so often. The marks soon reappear but I keep after them. Arlene wants me to go to town with her. Mark has kept David out in the yard in the sunshine two hours. He is in now and is to stay home while I go to town – He gets a lot of attention when I take him to town but I am a little tired to struggle with him. He is like the men of the family – doesn’t care to shop and gets a little hard to handle at times. We got a Christmas tree yesterday. The Grab-it got a supply in and I think from the way they were going when I got ours they would soon be gone. I put in the holder and it is in the living room untrimmed – however it will soon get dressed up the boys have their way about it. It is very warm today for Dec. I hung out one tub of clothes and they dried very well for this time of year. This weather is easy on our coal supply. I was checking our finances for the past year. I will make a detailed statement and send to you in a day or so. Besides paying off $420⁰⁰ loan we bought 7 – bonds ($18.75).

Love – Mother

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One thought on “A Christmas Tree (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “the only things to do” should read “thing”

    Hmmmm….I seem to remember as a kid that was one of my chores: cleaning the rubber marks off the floors.

    Ha ha: “He is like the men of the family – doesn’t care to shop.” That’s still the case! 🙂


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