Bus and Train Schedules

1960-10-06 (GRY)Letter transcription:

[to Wright 521 – David’s handwriting]
Kentland, Indiana
October 6, 1960

Dear David:

I deposited $100 in your account Oct. 1. Your statement showed your Sept. 30 balance $19.02, so with the $100 you should be in pretty good shape financially.

I thought about the Monon after talking to you, so called the train station in Rensselaer. You can get a train out of Bloomington around noon each day and if you can’t find any other way to come, come home Saturday the 15th and go back the 16th (by bus). The train schedule isn’t too good as far as you are concerned. It leaves Rensselaer around noon going to Bloomington. If the bus schedule is the same as when you went for orientation, you could get a bus back, leaving here around 4 o’clock. If you come home by train I would meet you in Rensselaer. You will have check with the station as to the exact time it leaves Bloomington.

We are still having beautiful weather with just enough rain to keep the grass growing. Last night after office hours Daddy was able to get the west side mowed. He hopes to get the east side finished this afternoon – – – lawn finished. Dad has the ball game on and runs in once in a while to see how things are going (World Series).

We are planning to go to Earl Park tonight to a smorgasbord given by the Presbyterian Church and we are taking Hensleys as our guests. I will try to think about you when we are enjoying all that good food.

Enclosed is your Operator’s license. It just came today. You probably won’t be driving a car, but maybe you should have it with you.

It is just about time for me to go to Doris’ to have my hair worked on, so won’t have time to write any more now. Let me know how you are coming home.

Love Mother

P.S. The northern lights were the most beautiful and brilliant I have ever seen them, last night. We played cards a while after coming back from eating and we would all take turns running out to see the big “show.”

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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One thought on “Bus and Train Schedules

  1. davidmadison1942

    I can’t recall ever taking the train to get to Bloomington. I assume it was just too long a car ride to get to Rensselear. I always took the bus.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monon_Trail

    “I will try to think about you when we are enjoying all that good food.” 🙂

    “We played cards a while after coming back from eating and we would all take turns running out to see the big “show.”” How could they even THINK of playing cards with that going on??!!

    Reply

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