The Center of the Household (Gladys)

1944-01-11 (GRY)Letter transcripton:


Dear Daddy – No mail today but had three letters yesterday. It remains clear and cold but not too cold to take David out. He is taking his nap now. Gets along fine now without a thumb to go to sleep with. I was washing windows today and he tried to help – splash water. He gets such a thrill when J. & M. come home from school. They always talk to him and make a fuss over him when they come home. John says the household revolves around David – and I suppose that is natural. John says he won’t have to take any exams so won’t have to go to school the rest of this week. The grade school doesn’t have exemptions so Mark will have to go as usual, tho school will be out Fri. for grading papers. David’s picture will be in the Democrat this week. He is the only child in the group whose Daddy is in the service. I’ll send you a clipping so you can see the publicity before the whole paper gets to you. I stopped at Staton’s yesterday to see how the family was. Mrs. J. told me Irene went to another Dr. and he told her she had no thyroid trouble at all – and that they can’t find anything wrong. She is still in a hospital in Chicago having tests made. The last time I saw her she seemed to feel fine. She did have the flu but got over it better than her Mother did.

Love – Mother

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3 thoughts on “The Center of the Household (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Gets along fine now without a thumb to go to sleep with.” Premature evaluation.

    “David’s picture will be in the Democrat this week.” Did that clipping show up in any of his letters? If not, that would be an interesting find. Makes me wonder if the archives of The Democrat are in a vault or library somewhere.


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