New Washing Machine

1962-02-12-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

[Wright 533 – handwritten by David]

Dear David:

First, John’s address is
Dr. John Yegerlehner
FKIP
Djalan Semarang
Malang (Djatim)
Indonesia

Second, you may order the two volumes and I will put the $15.00 in addition to the $130 tomorrow (bank is closed today for Lincoln’s birthday).

I am listening to our new washing machine which was installed last Saturday. It seems to make a lot of noise, but I suppose I will get used to it. This is just the fourth load of clothes I have washed. Since it is a combination, it has a lot of cycles to go thru before the clothes are ready to take out. One of the items being washed now is the white table cloth which you put on the MYF alter. I had noticed it was pretty dirty, so after the Bible study class last night, I took it off and brought it home.

I attended a hospital auxiliary committee meeting at the hospital today. It started with a luncheon at 12:30 and it was almost 3 o’clock when I returned home. While there I visited a few minutes with Mrs. Donaldson. Her baby stillborn. She is getting along very well and seemed quite adjusted to the situation. I took her a little gift and she had received so many flowers. Our S.S. class decided to give them some money since the expenses of a funeral is something not very many young people have included in a budget. She said everyone had been so nice to them and said so many people had brought food (to the house, of course) they had to deep freeze some of it. She was sewing on Kleenex holders, so was doing what she could to keep herself occupied.

Dad finished shelves on the west wall and the east wall of the family room. He is now planning how he is going to build a cabinet around the washing machine. Also he is going to build in a tier of shelves in our bedroom. After those projects I can’t think of anything else I want built in, but it should be getting about time for him to be getting the lawnmower ready for spring. He is going to have one big job when he starts on this lawn, since he quit cutting too soon last fall.

A bunch of letters from Doubleday & Company, inc. came to you from Los Angeles. Since it isn’t first class mail I opened one and it is an (so it says) an important message to friends and supporters of Richard M. Nixon. – well I will enclose one. I just took a second glance and find it is a book selling campaign. I think it isn’t included in your budget and you wouldn’t have time to read it anyway.

Have you done anything about looking for summer work. You have not mentioned anything in your letters.

The medical meeting is at the Nu-Joy this Wednesday. By the way, I sent that card to Mr. Halleck after the last meeting and I received a letter from him acknowledging my card, so cards are read by politicians. He assured me he is not in favor of the bill I wrote about (King-Anderson).

It is getting to be time for me to go to the office, so must get this ready to mail.

Love Mother

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/09/30/new-washing-machine/

One thought on “New Washing Machine

  1. davidmadison1942

    “you may order the two volumes and I will put the $15.00 in addition” I suspect that this is a reference to additional volumes of The Interpreter’s Bible.

    “She was sewing on Kleenex holders” Do folks still make the Kleenex box holders? I remember them well!

    I enjoy reading the parts about my dad, building and building. 🙂

    The King-Anderson bill was about Medicare and Medicaid. Of course my father regarded it as a move toward socialized medicine, which he opposed very much.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_Amendments_of_1965

    Reply

Tell Me What You Think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s