Just wrote a letter to Geo. inviting him to come thru our town on his trip East. I told him we would be here after June 15 or 16.
I did all my talking with the mother of the lady who owns the house when I rented it. And today I got a call from the owner relative to a lease. The reason she wanted that was because her husband is in the Navy and in case he would come home she would want her home in 30 days – the lease is for 3 month. I’m taking it to a lawyer here at the station to see if it is OK. There is a clause in it which releases me in case orders come thru. I haven’t signed and won’t
[page 2] until I get advice from this fellow tomorrow.
The piano will stay in the house and she has an ironer which she if going to leave. The boys will like this – She has had an old colored man take care of the lawn in summer and the snow in the winter and she is going to have him continue at her expense. She is afraid if she lets him go she won’t be able to get him back again.
The drain board around the sink as I recall is a composition substance and isn’t in good condition. That is about the only thing not nice and of course the color of the outside isn’t anything to shout about in fact I think
[page 3] it yells right back at you. I now know why your letters were slow. You missed Tue. because of Zell and the train schedule. You’ll let me know more definite later as to time & place.
My Free letters go just as fast as your air mail letters so I’ll just save my money.
I don’t know what to advise you about the trip. There is a train from Chicago leaving there at 7:00 PM, arriving here at 7:00 AM and the bus trip to Quincy isn’t good. That is about a 5 hour trip from here. I believe the train would be much more comfortable for all concerned.
[page 4] I mean 5 hours each way. Of course I’ll make the trip if necessary.
I ate plenty of green onions for dinner today hope you can’t smell them from this letter. I thought I’d get all those things out of my system before you came down.
Well, Dear I hope this letter writing will soon be over –
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“Well, Dear I hope this letter writing will soon be over” 🙂
I am happy for them, but sad for the rest of us because we miss out on all the history!
“The reason she wanted that was because her husband is in the Navy and in case he would come home she would want her home in 30 days….” SO many things to have to worry about.
How cool that there was a piano in the house. And John and Mark were probably delighted that there was an old man who mowed the lawn.
“..of course the color of the outside isn’t anything to shout about in fact I think it yells right back at you.” 🙂