Transplanting Plants Around the House

1960-09-19 (GRY), p. 1

September 19, 1960

Letter transcription:

Kentland Indiana
September 19, 1960

Dear David:

Yours received this morning. You didn’t mention it, but I presume you have received the letter I sent with the plastic bag enclosed.

I saw Mrs. Fields in church yesterday and she said to tell you she misses you. Mark had evidently recovered from his cold and sore throat. He was as peppy as ever. There were several large bouquets of flowers at church – from the open house at the bank Saturday. The bank looked more like a flower show Saturday than a bank. We attended the open house and had a tour of the building.

We did some transplanting last Thursday. You will be happy to find everything taken care of by the time you come home (I hope). We plan to transplant the roses sometime this week. Last Thurs. we took the redbud tree from the three that you and Dad planted on the south side of the east lawn, and reset it on the east side. The ground was so hard we were able to get it out with a ball of dirt and the roots intact. The leaves on the tree didn’t wilt from the transplanting. We had a hard rain, so the lawn will have to be mowed again this week.

Mark called yesterday. It seems Shirley isn’t getting along so well. We would have gone up to see them, but there are three baby cases due here, so Dad thought he shouldn’t leave. One of those cases went to the hospital this morning, but Dad was home for lunch, so no results so far. I hope we can go to Chicago Thursday afternoon, because I am getting anxious to see the baby and Shirley.

We are waging a war on crickets. I have never seen so many as are around here this fall. The front patio is practically covered with them. I have swept them off several times, but they keep coming back.

I decided to wash your bedroom window this afternoon and before I finished washing windows I had washed all the windows on the outside. I also carried in the wood you didn’t remember to carry in. It wasn’t such a big job. I loaded the wood into the garden cart and pushed the cart right up to the living room.

You didn’t say where you attended church, or how you liked it. Have you made any contact yet with the Wesley Foundation?

We received a letter from John last week. He said he had some film ready to mail home. It hasn’t arrived yet. Unless it comes air mail, I won’t get it before another month.

The Stonecipher twin who goes with Collins boy is getting married October 9th. The Stonecipher twins and Carol have been coming into my S.S. class. We also had two new members this past Sunday. The Prudential Ins. man and his wife. They live in H. Schlatter’s house.

How is your money holding out. Let me know.
Love Mother

Wright Quadrangle, Indiana University

Wright Quadrangle, Indiana University (Image courtesy of the Indiana Digital Memory Collection)

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1 thought on “Transplanting Plants Around the House

  1. davidmadison1942

    “You will be happy to find everything taken care of by the time you come home (I hope).” Correct! I did not like the yard work.

    “You didn’t say where you attended church, or how you liked it. Have you made any contact yet with the Wesley Foundation?” Ha ha! I think I took a few months off before I got back in the groove. 🙂


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