City Gas

1961-01-31-gryLetter transcription:

[to Wright 513 – handwritten by David]
Kentland, Indiana
146 W. Graham Street
January 31, 1961

Dear David:

We are enjoying a little warmer weather. If we didn’t still have snow on the ground we might think it is spring.

I worked on statements last night and this morning. I thought about running the total up on the adding machine, but didn’t have you here to do it, so just didn’t take the time.

We now are using city gas. The plumbers and Public Service men came Saturday and made the change over. Our furnace had to be turned off about two hours, but the house didn’t get too chilly. Dad goes out and looks at the meter once in a while and says the needle travels awfully fast. Walter Small and John came yesterday and took the tank away. John is home for between semester vacation.

Pres. Kennedy was on Dave Garraway’s program this morning. We listened to his State of the Union message yesterday. Did you? The commentators pointed out the striking difference between his message and the one Ike gave recently. The Democrats applauded, but the Republicans say he has painted a picture that isn’t quite true. I will agree with him on his view on physical fitness.

There is a meeting tonight at the Church for members of the finance committee and others to discuss what our church is going to do about the Capital Funds drive. R. Zell came out last night and talked to us about getting the ball rolling for a new parsonage. I found the program for Jan. 1. Here it is in case you still want it.

Have some book work to do, so must get at it.
Love Mother

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1 thought on “City Gas

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Walter Small and John came yesterday and took the tank away.” This brought back a rush of memories. John Small was one of my classmates. The gas tank, at the very SW edge of the property, was huge, and was hidden from view by high hedges. In one of my nerdiest teenage moments, I buried a small time capsule near the tank.

    “Pres. Kennedy was on Dave Garraway’s program this morning.” That was indeed the TODAY show back then, and I recall Garraway very well. His trademark sign-off was to hold his palm toward the camera and say, “Peace.”


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