Dear Daddy –
Went of Laf. today & got a Sante Fe schedule – I found that I can get a train out of Chicago at 10: a.m. as Jacobs told us that gets into K.C. 8:35 – Now we can get the train out of here at 5 a.m. if we can’t get someone to take us to the train in Chi. Ed is going to Hammond one day next week and if it isn’t too soon we will go up with him – I inquired about the train from Laf. and it goes to St. Louis and we would have to change trains so I checked that off the list. I suppose I’ll call you and talk all this out over the phone, but will write anyway.
Just listened to the Amos & Andy
[page 2] show. Mark has been out chasing lightening bugs – He worked on his exams today. I found that the report cards hadn’t been mailed – Miss W. refused to give Mark his card unless he took the exams. She said if Mr. Cast wanted to go over her head and promote him he could and probably would – I found myself in the midst of a tempest I had precipitated (unwittingly). It seems there wasn’t the understanding about Mark’s promotion I was led to believe. At any rate I didn’t argue with Miss W. but told her he would do his exams and he did them today.
I have cleaned out a lot of trash to burn but it’s too late tonight so will leave it for tomorrow.
Not much news I care to write but will have a lot to tell you.
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Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/02/28/train-schedules-gladys/
The teacher was probably right! 🙂
Disagree! The teacher was being a pain in the you know what.
I dont remember passenger trains from Kentland, but I took the train from Watseka. A lady I knew worked in Chicago and traveled by train every day from Kentland- maybe in the 1940s
Here’s a recent photograph of what I believe was the passenger station:
And here is an undated photograph of the station. It is clearly notated as the station and you can see people on the platform. I have no idea when it went out of service. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/522276888012424273/
“Now we can get the train out of here at 5 a.m.” I still can’t picture a passenger train station in Kentland. Maybe it was no longer in use by the time I can remember.
“Mark has been out chasing lightening bugs.” I remember nights like that. 🙂
“I found myself in the midst of a tempest I had precipitated (unwittingly). It seems there wasn’t the understanding about Mark’s promotion I was led to believe.” Would love to know more about this!
“Went of Laf. today” should read “went to”
I have seen photographs of the station of Kentland, so I know it existed.
As for the school thing with Mark, I am sure they had to take him out of school early to move to Forest Park, Illinois. There were probably only a few weeks left to school. Al Cast probably assured Gladys that Mark didn’t have to make up anything, but the classroom teacher seems to have disagreed.