News from John

1962-07-03-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

[Memorial Hall I.U. – handwritten by David]
Tues. July 3 1962

Dear David –

I had a therapy treatment yesterday and will get another Thurs. Since the 4th is a holiday won’t go tomorrow. Marge Janssen is going to drive for me Thurs. Joan drove yesterday. The Fields are in the process of moving today and will finish tomorrow. The Bowers moved yesterday.

Rec’d a letter from John this a.m. He hasn’t been getting any fresh news from U.S. – says all the papers there are full of news of New Guinea and he was wondering about the stock market. He said he hadn’t been able to get any U.S. news magazines recently. This letter had been mailed from Singapore by a friend so he was able to say a few things he wouldn’t have said otherwise. He is afraid letters mailed from there (Malang) might be censored.

We have had lots of rain in the past two days and the atmosphere is very oppressive today. Makes my arm ache. I am trying to get myself into the mood to take therapy. Sometimes I have to force myself.

1962-07-03-gry-p-2[page 2] I rather expect Mark & Shirley to come for the week-end.

Love Mother

P.S. a pair of gray pants came back from cleaner. Do you want me to send them? Let me know.

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1 thought on “News from John

  1. davidmadison1942

    I guess Indonesia was a pretty isolated place to be at that time.

    “I am trying to get myself into the mood to take therapy. Sometimes I have to force myself.” Boy, do I know the feeling. 🙂


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