Back to School

1961-09-14-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

[Wright Sept – Handwritten by David]
9-14-61

Dear David:

We are still waging the battle of the crickets, but from the way the weather has turned maybe they will go underground. It was so hot yesterday I had the air conditioner on and today I have the heat on. You can add another $2 to your bank account (GM dividend check came Tuesday). I haven’t heard any more from Mr. Owings. I went up to the office Tuesday to pay my little account and he said there was a long waiting list for Benquet so you may not get it for a while. It closed at 1¼ yesterday. I can’t remember – did you tell him to buy at 1¼ or 1 1/8? Dad mowed most of the lawn yesterday evening after office hours – can you believe it, it needed to be mowed after all of that rain. He finished this afternoon. He is working on some shelves at the office this afternoon since finishing the lawn. We have the Cadillac books. Mr. S. wants us to select the colors for a new one. Unless GM gets their strike settled, we won’t need to bother – but I rather think it will be settled soon. If it is as cool in Bloomington as it is here you won’t be needing your Burmuda shorts now. We have had cloudy weather all day with the temperature around 56°. Dad was looking for some gloves when he did the mowing. Did you take any gloves with you? He found a pair and didn’t seem to know who they belonged to so I am wondering if you forgot gloves in your packing. – – We have had supper – not the usual fried chicken for Thursday, but ham and soup. The refrigerator is beginning to look like we need, as you put it one time, a CARE package. I haven’t had to buy any groceries yet since you have been gone. When Mark gets the refrigerator from the garage I won’t be able to keep such a meat supply. Did you know they are going to take the refrigerator for their apartment on Lawndale? They asked me, that is Mark did, if I wanted to help them move. I told them I would take care of Becky. I didn’t think I would be of much help on a moving deal, but I think I could manage to take care of the baby sitting job for a day. I suggested letting me keep her here. I think Shirley’s mother and father and Janet and her husband are all going to help with the moving. I had started this letter and written quite a bit before I discovered I was using the same form I use in writing to John – no paragraphs. We have the 2 rolls of films John sent home developed and are going to look at the pictures on the projector tonight. From what I could tell from just looking at them I think he got some very good pictures. Quite a few from Bangkok. I made a raid on the crickets with a fly bomb and as of now I don’t hear one cricket. Maybe I have won.

Love Mother

P.S. I banked $250.00 & $2.00 for you.

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4 thoughts on “Back to School

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Dad mowed most of the lawn yesterday evening after office hours – can you believe it, it needed to be mowed after all of that rain. He finished this afternoon. He is working on some shelves at the office this afternoon since finishing the lawn.” This was a Thursday, and he always took Thursday afternoons off–and he usually had a long list of chores to get done.

    “When Mark gets the refrigerator from the garage I won’t be able to keep such a meat supply.” I may be mistaken, but I think they eventually bought a freezer to go in the garage.

    Hmmmm, I wonder if those slides have survived? “We have the 2 rolls of films John sent home developed and are going to look at the pictures on the projector tonight.”

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