Diamond Lil

December 9, 1962 envelope

December 9, 1962 envelope

December 9, 1962, p. 1

December 9, 1962, p. 1

Letter transcription:

Kentland, December 9-62

Dear David

You will never know just how much I have enjoyed the Mae West book. I was thrilled when I saw it, and it has made a dull and otherwise boring week and one filled with laughs and remembering of old times. You know, she is only four years younger than I, and I remember so well those different plays and characters she writes about, especially during the twenties and thirties. I just adore it, and I thank you more than I can say. You really did something for me.

I fully intended to get to work on my Christmas cards, but my hands are so stiff and painful I find it almost impossible to do so. I will try to do a few at a time if I can.

Business is at a very low ebb of course, as always at this time of year. It is very cold tonight and has been snowing and blowing all day, but there is not much staying on the ground. The weather report tonight said there was eight inches in northern Indiana. Harold is going to Gary in the morning to attend what he calls a tax school for three days. He is planning to drive home each night but maybe he will change his mind. There seems to be new tax laws with which he has to get acquainted for his accounting work.

I have not seen your mother since you were home. I have read and watched TV until I am bleary eyed, since I have not felt like exerting myself otherwise. I’m sorry to hear you have been losing sleep. That is no good for a hard working youngster. I wish I could help you.

Good night and don’t work too hard


I saw her in Diamond Lil

1962-12-09 (RM) newspaper clipping #1

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Diamond Lil

  1. davidmadison1942

    I do recall that my college roommate and I were huge fans of Mae West–he especially knew so much about her. She was a caricature of herself, and had so many great-one liners that were so risqué at the time, but are so tame now.

    At least I gave her a range of books: one on the Bible, and now one on Mae West!


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