Medical Auxiliary

Letter transcription:

[Wright 533 – handwritten by David]
Dec. 11, 1963

Dear David –

Thanks for the birthday gift. I took time out Saturday afternoon to listen to the Met and what was being broadcast? Aida. So, I listened to it again, once or twice. Really haven’t had much time – what with the things I have been doing this week. I made pie crusts yesterday, so listened while I worked.

We plan to go to Chicago tomorrow if road conditions are favorable. It has been snowing a lot this afternoon. The forecast is for 5 or 6”.

Last Saturday I called the State Resident of Medical Auxiliary about getting a Newton County Auxiliary organized – since the Jasper-Newton Co. Medical Association decided to dissolve we haven’t had an auxiliary. We will meet with the Joint Hospital Staff – and Newton Co. Medical Association at the Hospital Friday evening for an organization meeting. While I was talking to Mrs. Sullivan Saturday I asked her if she had any information about the World Medical Relief Projects – since we sent the 100 lb. box of drugs – and received a thank-you aerogramme from a hospital in Taiwan, Formosa for drugs received I decided we might possibly visit some of the places. She said she would refer my inquiry to Mrs. B. Mathews of Indianapolis.

[page 2] Mrs. Mathews and her husband Dr. Mathews were in Kentland last night – on their way to Elgin they were spending the night at Tri Way Inn. She called me and I asked them to come out and see us. They were quite interested in our trip – they have made two trips around the world, so could give us a few tips. Dr. Mathews sponsored a project to send medical equipment to a clinic in India. They also visited the clinic on their trip. They gave us some names – people to contact in India & Hong Kong. (I have been misspelling their name – it is Matthew) – and they belong to Broadway Methodist Church, Indianapolis.

The Kreslers gave us each a passport holder – mine is red & Daddy’s is brown. There are compartments for tickets, traveler’s checks, etc., etc. Very nice.

We may be snow bound tomorrow. I haven’t looked at the driveway since coming home this evening.

The new Cadillac hasn’t come yet. If they can’t get it before we leave they will have to cancel the order.

It is past 10 o’clock and since we plan to go to Chicago tomorrow, I should get to bed.

Love Mother

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
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1 thought on “Medical Auxiliary

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Thanks for the birthday gift.” This is a little strange, since her birthday was several weeks earlier, Nov 1.

    I like reading these letters….to see how active and involved she was, e.g., the new medical group she wanted to get going, all the planning for the trip, eager to meet people on the other side of the world.


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