I.U. Program

1963-02-15-gr-p-1Letter transcription:

[Wright 533 – handwritten by David]
Friday, Feb. 15, 1963

Dear David,

Yours received. We tried to get your I.U. program but last Sunday evening I.U. in our area wasn’t good and we couldn’t get Indianapolis. We did get the sound and heard – I.U. panel and then we heard your name and that you were going into the ministry and that was all we could get. The picture was non-existent. Someone told me if we had traveled as far south as Raub or Earl Park we could have gotten the program. Better luck next time.

Glad to know you like your new subjects. I wouldn’t mind taking the Old Testament course and the one on the Reformation. I was asked to have a study class and decided since we are about finished with the study of Acts in Sunday school and have it fresh in my mind would use it. We meet on Wed. mornings at the church from 9:30 to 11:00. We had our first meeting this week and four came but with the roads so hazardous I could excuse some for not coming. Maybe the attendance will pick up when the weather moderates. We are still having 0 and sub 0 here. We can only use the west side of the driveway. There was more snow and wind and there was a drift across the east side of the driveway that looked as high as a car (almost). I had to take food to the church yesterday for the smorgasbord, so Dad furnished my transportation. I had been to Ambia Thursday a.m. to give a program for W.S.C.S. I showed the Indonesian and Thai pictures and talked about Ford Foundation – plus a few other things. Marge Janssen took a group of ladies from Raub and I rode with her to Ambia.

Financially the smorgasbord was a success last nite. Since I was ticket chairman I took charge of the money and banked $500.00 this morning. There was $120.54 in expenses so we realized a $380.00 profit. I said I wouldn’t be in charge of tickets again but I didn’t say why. I hope this time next year we will be enjoying a sunny clime on the other side of the world. Don’t worry about the mode of transportation we choose. Neither of us fear going by air and I am sure we will travel if not all the way by jet, at least half way.

Thru my prodding the repair work on the dining room wall in the church is about to begin. The Board decided to use paneling on the lower half of the wall. We are to entertain the District Woman’s Society meeting in March. I tried to get some painting done in the vestibules, but I doubt if that is done by March. I am not the only one who thinks we should have the church looking its best by the time we have guests from all over the district.

I have a notarized statement as to my birth, in lieu of a birth certificate, but we are having to furnish proof of Dad’s birth thru documents like Navy discharge and application for an

1963-02-15-gry-p-2[page 2] insurance policy in 1923. We have to send photo copies of those papers to the Board of Health to get what is called a Delayed Record of Birth. He has to have that to apply for a passport.

Let me know when you plan to come home. I want to tell Rev. Fields. He will have to have a called meeting of the Board for you.

Luck with your date.
Love Mother

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “I.U. Program

  1. davidmadison1942

    “We did get the sound and heard – I.U. panel and then we heard your name and that you were going into the ministry…” Interesting. There most have been a TV broadcast. We had a rotating TV antenna, i.e.,using a switch on top of the TV set, the antenna (on top of a tower beside the house), could be aimed at Chicago or Indianapolis to try to improve reception from those cities.

    “I hope this time next year we will be enjoying a sunny clime on the other side of the world.” 🙂


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