Kentland, January 17
Just a line to say that I hope all is well with you, and that you are accomplishing all the hard work you told me was before you when you got back.
No doubt you have been wearing your ear muffs and long johns, I hope. It is a little warmer here today. I have not been out of the house, I even cancelled my usual date with Mildred.
Your mother came in with the pictures which were taken at Christmas time. They were all fine, and I selected some I wanted her to have made for me, which she said she would do. The one of Becky and me, one of you and the two babies and one of your dad and mother with the children.
We are having great difficulty today, plumbing trouble, involving three bath rooms, which is going to mean taking up some stools and other work, a stoppage some place. Whoops, more expense. Harold is busy with tax work and there is always someone in his office, so I try to stick close to the hotel desk to take care of that.
I have not seen any clippings which I thought worth sending you, but I watch the Trib every day. No doubt you see the Indianapolis papers.
Bye for now
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From this letter (and others) it seems that Ruth lived in the hotel. But at some time she moved to an apartment. The Methodist Church parsonage was located just down the street from the church, but the church purchased a new house for the minister; the old parsonage was converted into two apartments (as I recall), and Ruth moved into one of them.
The letter is dated 1963, but the photo is 1961?
I look like a deer caught in the headlights! The gay sons in the back row don’t look all that gay!
The photograph did not come in this letter. I was just using it to show the family.
There are later letters which discuss Ruth’s move out of the hotel.