Mrs. George C. Thrailkill
311 West Kansas Street
I did enjoy your letter and also the one to Sherrill for David. I have thought of answering it many times but did not find the time. We are a little town but still go fast and furious. The other day – I called on Mrs. Ivy on the war Chest. She asked if we had heard from you. Said she missed you so much, the other people were too quiet. We still miss you all. I would like to hear David tell me to “button my lip.”
It is almost Thanksgiving again and Christmas will be here before we know it.
Do hope Dr. is back in Kentland. At least a few of the medical men seem to be getting out. Liberty is getting its share of discharges. There is
[page 2] a list in the paper every week of the ones discharged and it grows fast.
Sherrill is doing well in school. She is taking Latin and Algebra and seems to like both. She still misses your family a lot.
The Russell youngsters are back in school at K.U. According to Mrs. Russell, Richard is doing much better this year than he did last year.
I know you will remember my nephew, Jack Roorback. He came home from Corpus Christi last week on a short leave and married Reba Buckhardt last Sunday evening at Antioch church. I had some bad moments but guess we have to make the best of it. They are both just 19. He left
[page 3] last Thursday p.m. for Corpus again. She will finish this term at Jewell but imagine she will go down with him after that.
Mr. Reppert is still in Manila. According to Mrs. R. he will not have enough points to get out until next June. She is feeling pretty blue about it, I think.
This past week we have had loyalty calls among the members of the Methodist church. This was family Sunday and believe it or not the church was practically filled. We had a grand crowd. A full chair too.
It is announced that Dr. Schumacher and family are returning
[page 4] to Liberty the first of December. He will be discharged.
John will probably remember Miss Nickerson at school. Her “young man” returned a few weeks ago and they were recently married. Mrs. Joy’s husband has returned to the States. He is a dentist and was stationed at Australia for some time.
George is at the Veteran’s Hospital at Excelsior Springs 5 days a week as Contact Representative for the Veteran’s Administration. He likes it fine.
Write again when you can. We all enjoy hearing from you and your family.
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“We are a little town but still go fast and furious.” 🙂
What a wealth of information in this letter. So many leads, so many people to track down….if Genealogy Lady had a full-time staff!