Christmas Plans

1962-12-05-gry-p-1 Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind.
12-5-62

Dear David –

First I want to tell you that you were correct about your bank balance. It was $36.34 until I made the last deposit and it is now $236.34 – unless of course, you have written a check since Monday.

We are having some wintry weather today. Had a little rain last night and a few snow flakes today.

I noticed some Christmas trees on the Court House lawn today. I hope to get one while there is still a good selection.

I talked to Mark last night and they are coming down on Friday the 21st for the whole weekend. They will go on to the Wards before Christmas and come back here Christmas day. I told Mark I didn’t like that arrangement, because last year Becky was so tired on Christmas day, she was irritable. He wondered if I had any suggestions. I told him they could leave Becky here. You can imagine how that went over. Becky usually won’t say anything on the phone when we are talking but last night she

1962-12-05-gry-p-2[page 2] said grandma – you know how she says it.

I haven’t been out to see the new Field’s baby, but will probably stop one day this week.

The kneeling rail on the altar is 35½”x8.” You will of course have to get more material that a piece that size to allow for the edges and the depth of the foam rubber. I think Dad said we have the rubber. It is probably 1” thick. Get ample material.

I got out Christmas decorations last Saturday. I have the lovely candelabra the Kreslers gave us last year on the table. I have a bowl of tree ornaments on the coffee table and that, I think, will be the extent of my decorations. I took the crèche to the Primary Dept., also the choir boy and other wax figures I have had for years. I have decided to give that set to the Dept. and start a new one for Becky & Kirk.

It is about that time – 5 p.m. – so must get along.
Love Mother

Just keep saying – “Come on Louie, you can do it.”

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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One thought on “Christmas Plans

  1. davidmadison1942

    “I told Mark I didn’t like that arrangement” The eternal battle of the in-laws/grandparents!

    “The kneeling rail on the altar is 35½”x8.” You will of course have to get more material that a piece that size to allow for the edges and the depth of the foam rubber. I think Dad said we have the rubber. It is probably 1” thick. Get ample material.” The things I DO remember sometimes surprise me. In my dorm there was a small room set aside as a “chapel”– and I set about getting it equipped with a kneeling rail. I got my father involved in the construction.

    I was totally stumped by the last sentence, ” Just keep saying – “Come on Louie, you can do it.””….but I did a Google search and found this:

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