Spring Fever

March 22, 1962 envelope

March 22, 1962 envelope

Letter transcription:

March 22, 1962, p. 1

March 22, 1962, p. 1

Kentland, March 22, 62

Dear David

Thank you so much for your good letters, which are always so welcome and so much enjoyed. No, dear, you have never sent a duplicate card. I have them all. Now I am much surprised when you say “This is where I will live this summer.” I didn’t know you planned to study this summer, and I think that is wonderful, unless you need some rest. I know you must work hard, and no doubt you will have some vacation during the spring. Am so glad to hear you did well in the tests, but of course you would.

Yes, you sent me a picture of the auditorium. I can well imagine how you enjoyed the Beethoven music, and with Met singers, well, I wish I could have heard it with you. There is sometimes some good music on WGN on Sunday night “Great Music from Chicago.” But to be able to hear it as you did would indeed be a treat.

I was interested in Dr. Buley’s views on Cleveland. You know I have read many times in articles about the early turn of the century times, that Cleveland was a fine man. I think my Dad was just one of those Republicans who felt that any Democratic president had to be a scoundrel just because he was a Democrat. I remember as a child hearing all his old comrades speaking in the same vein. It seemed universal among the Civil War veterans.

If I see Rev. Fields again I will tell him about your Bloomington ministers. Was sorry you had to miss Goldwater and hope you get another chance. I don’t know of anybody running against Sen. Landgrebe. I usually get a chance to see the Indianapolis newspapers in the evening. I feel the same way about Nixon in Calif. I wonder.

Yesterday may have been the first day of Spring, but it is so cold, but Oh how good it looks to see the bare pavement, no snow. I was married on March 21st, 1914, forty-eight years ago, in Chicago, and there was a windy snow storm that day, but a few days later Spring was bustin’ out all over, so maybe it will eventually come. I know what you mean about spring fever making it hard to work. I used to have that too.

Your mother dropped in for a few minutes yesterday. She seemed to be O.K. and busy as usual. I was pleased to hear you had another date. She better be nice.

Thanks again for writing, I look forward to your letters.

Ruth M.

[Disclaimer: The views of Ruth Myers are not necessarily my own. My task as a historian is to present documents in their true and unedited form.]

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3 thoughts on “Spring Fever

  1. davidmadison1942

    The mention of Dr. Buley rang a bell….a distant one, but I found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Carlyle_Buley

    I wish I could remember the details of my transition to Democrat, but that had happened by the time I graduated from IU. These letters are a good reminder of where my mind was!

    I guess this is evidence of when I knew Bonnie. “I was pleased to hear you had another date. She better be nice.” I never dated anyone else. Quelle surprise!


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