While You Wait (Gladys)

1945-10-11 (GRY) envelope

October 11, 1945 envelope

October 11, 1945, p. 1

October 11, 1945, p. 1

Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy –

Thurs. morning. Just thought I would write and give you a letter “while you wait.” This should get to you by the time you get back to San. F. I gathered up the clothes and washed this morning. It’s clear but a little cool. A good day to get out of doors.

Last night when you called the boys kept saying tell him about the garage door – I drove a little too close before I stopped last night and I pushed the door in a little. After driving all the way home from Great Lakes without a bit of trouble I would do something like that. I never liked that door anyway and if we do to garage what we plan, it will have to be changed anyway. However, the door isn’t ruined.

I called Vincent Schuster and he is going to the office with me this evening to see what has to be done. I asked him how much work he had ahead and he said he would have to see what you wanted before he would say if he can do it. I’ll write tomorrow and tell you what he will do. I have been thinking about the heat business and I think if we could get an oil burner put in our heating plant it might

October 11, 1945 , p. 2

October 11, 1945 , p. 2

[page 2] be better to be independent than to be hooked on to Nick’s. However, that can wait until you get back.

I just “drifted” my hair and waiting for it to dry a little so I can roll it. It has warmed up out of doors and is going to be a grand day to be out. One of Indiana’s glorious fall days.

David is playing in the den at the present time but played out a lot this morning. He got an old pair of galoshes and put them on and tramped around a good part of this morning. He is still playing with that old car seat. I’ll be glad when he gets tired of it so I can put it away.

It took a long time to get the house warm last night, but there was a good fire this a.m. We finally lit a fire in the fire place and toasted our toes a while. I was so tired I took a bath and went to bed about 9 p.m. I got up a little past 7 this a.m. to get the fire started but I didn’t have to do much. The temp on the gauge was over 200° so it didn’t take so long to throw a little heat around.

I think I’ll try to get some knitting done and out of the way, so I will have time to see about other things.

Love Mother

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/06/29/while-you-wait-gladys/

1 thought on “While You Wait (Gladys)

  1. davidmadison1942

    “I never liked that door anyway ” !!! LOL

    I believe that Vincent Schuster was the guy they hired to build their new house on the west side of town in 1960.

    “I just “drifted” my hair” ???

    “He got an old pair of galoshes and put them on and tramped around a good part of this morning. ” 🙂

    “and toasted our toes a while.” 🙂


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