Working for Arvella

1962-08-01-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

[Memorial Hall I.U.]
Aug. 1-1962

Dear David –

What are your plans for coming home? As I remember you will get out of school the 10th. Let me know. The carpenters have really been working this week. It should be in pretty good shape in another week. They took the old linoleum off the waiting room floor and what a mess. They were sanding the floor yesterday afternoon but didn’t finish. I am getting ready to go to pick up mail now – I am hoping they will be thru by the time I get there. I think Arvella will be more than ready for her vacation August 12. Having the file cards in the emergency room makes so much extra walking

1962-08-01-gry-p-2-3[page 2] We are also using the emergency room for a waiting room. Things are a little hectic at times.

Dad talked to Mrs. Donahue (secretary Draft Board) Monday and she said you wouldn’t be called up for a physical until you are 22 or 23, so you evidently don’t have anything to worry about now. From my understanding of the situation you don’t have to do anything until you hear from the Board.

The K. J. Brown Co. folded. M. Myers said the manager didn’t know enough about selling grain to keep the office on a paying basis. She thinks another company will come in.

[page 3]  I am not going to Lafayette for therapy now. I decided I could do my own at home. That was a lot of driving. I didn’t feel like I was getting enough good from an 80 mile trip – since I can do the same things at home. Dad fixed some equipment I use every day (in furnace room) and I am making a little progress (as much as I made before) every day.

I put $70.00 in the bank for you recently. That should take care of your needs until you get home.

The mail should be in. Let me know when you are coming home.

Love Mother

We start to work for Arvella August 13.

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One thought on “Working for Arvella

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Having the file cards in the emergency room makes so much extra walking. We are also using the emergency room for a waiting room. Things are a little hectic at times.” I recall the emergency room very well (I once spilled a huge can of paint in there). I can imagine the disruption of using that as a waiting room.

    “We start to work for Arvella August 13.” I’m sure it happened, but I have no memory of this. 😦

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