Toddler Terrors (Gladys)

1944-01-18 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – Another day without mail but had two letters the 15th. It is still warm but cloudy so we may get some cold weather in a day or two. Yesterday was like spring – Took a picture of David. He will be 16 mo. old next week so will take this roll by the 23rd. He is so full of pep today I can hardly stand it. He wants to get into everything. I have him in the nursery now with both doors barred. He would run me ragged if I didn’t keep him in one room. He just goes around looking for something to do he shouldn’t. I put him up in his bed for a while. He threw everything out I had given him to play with then tried to tear the sheet off. He took me to the closet once and said bye-bye – I suppose I will have to take him out for a while. I have been taking him out every day, but it is a little windy today & not much sunshine so didn’t care to go out, but think I had better get him out before he breaks something. Went to see the new Hufty baby last nite. Clarice came home after a week. The hospital is crowded and she came in the ambulance and of course is still in bed. I told you before the new baby is John R. He looks like the other two. Tom Talley is home. Duff said last week they were expecting him home anytime. – I hear the neighbors’ children out playing. Bobby comes up here to play whether the other children play or not. He seems to think he has to have someone to play with. I feel sorry for him at times – he looks so lonesome. When Mark is here he will come in but would rather stay out.

Love – Mother

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3 thoughts on “Toddler Terrors (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    Well, I have to rate this letter one of the best in the whole collection. It’s a real treasure.

    I think I’m going to print and frame it. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Janet Schuh

    I can’t imagine not seeing your children for as long as these men had too! ..and not seeing your new baby!


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