Celery Tops

1962-04-11-gryLetter transcription:

[Wright 533 – handwritten by David]

Dear David:

Here is your housing contract, signed. I kept the yellow copy. If you want it you can get it during Easter vacation.

You were wrong about the twins’ parent – it was not Al Thomas, it was his brother. You weren’t the only one to make the same mistake.

Did I tell you the Bill Ungers had twins? Dad delivered them. Some of Susie’s friends had a shower for her last week. She said sixty or more attended the shower. I attended, but didn’t know how many were there. She received just about everything necessary to take care of twins – all the way from cribs and high chairs to bottles and safety pins.

There is [a] funeral this afternoon, and I had planned to attend – Rozanne Taylor Sander’s father, Omer. He passed away late Saturday night. Rodney had been home on leave and had just returned to duty, but he was able to return for the funeral. My car is in the garage for repairs and hasn’t been returned, so it looks like I will stay at home this afternoon. I went to Indianapolis last Tuesday – Sara drove for me – and we had car trouble on the way home. I took the car into the garage the next day, but they didn’t get all the repairs taken care of, so it had to go back today.

I was home the night of the Academy awards, but was reading and forgot to watch. Dad was in the hospital all evening. Dr. Kresler is on vacation and he is taking care of his patients, in addition to all of his own. It keeps him pretty busy. He plans to spray the trees this evening if he gets to stay home. There is a medical meeting tonight, but there isn’t any program and we couldn’t see any advantage in going, since most of that crows wants to spend the majority of the evening in the bar. They think they have to imbibe for two hours before eating.

We are having drain trouble again and I just had to clean up a mess on the floor. We kept forcing the water out of the sink drain. We heard a noise in the family room and guess what – the water was running out of the washing machine drain. There is a drain pipe that sticks up back of the washing machine and the rubber hose drain from the washing machine fits into it and we were forcing the water out at that point. I had ground some celery tops and when we came back here there was water all over the floor with specks of celery leaves floating thru it. I just finished mopping up that mess. I am sure there are still flecks of celery tops here and there.

Time for my siesta.
Love Mother


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2 thoughts on “Celery Tops

  1. davidmadison1942

    “I was home the night of the Academy awards, but was reading and forgot to watch.” Books over TV, anytime!

    “since most of that crows” should read “crowd”

    “wants to spend the majority of the evening in the bar. They think they have to imbibe for two hours before eating.” This was well before Gladys moved on to even drinking wine!

    “I had ground some celery tops” ….back in the day when sink garbage disposals were common. I wonder how much they still are. I don’t think they’re allowed in Manhattan.


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