Her Grandmother’s Favorite Granddaughter

1964-07-03-gryLetter transcription:


Dear David and Bonnie:

This mail has accumulated in the past few days, so thought I had better get it forwarded to you – not that it amounts to much. Mark and Shirley and the children came last night and are going back to Roselle tomorrow. They are both (the children) very tanned and very lively. We have had some rain today, so they have played in the house most of the time. Kirk says Ma-ma (sounds like a mama doll) dog and NO and that is about the extent, so far, of his vocabulary, but he is pretty sharp. He climbs all the time and must be going to climb mountains because nothing seems to discourage him. Becky talks constantly like a recording, but is as cute as ever and still her grandmother’s favorite granddaughter. Last night we showed the wedding pictures and then some pictures of the children. Both children sat very still and seemed to get quite a thrill out of seeing themselves on the screen. John is receiving mail from U. of I. I have talked to the Professor he will be assistant to, over the phone. He wanted to know how he could get in touch with John. John should be beginning his journey home next Wed., which will be Thurs. in Indonesia. I have sent one letter to Hong Kong in care of Miramar Hotel for John. I am about out of paper and it is time for another patient to come in, so must get this in the mail.

Love Mother

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1 thought on “Her Grandmother’s Favorite Granddaughter

  1. davidmadison1942

    “He climbs all the time and must be going to climb mountains because nothing seems to discourage him.” Actually, he ended up flying over them.

    Great photos; are they actually from slides? I think they may be backwards, unless my memory is really faulty. Oy, reminds me that I need to do that floor plan for you. That is, the two of the kids by themselves look like they are reversed.


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