November 1, 1965
Dear David and Bonnie:
Thanks for the birthday greeting. Mark and Shirley and the children also remembered me. John brought me Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. We listened to it on the portable, but that didn’t really do it justice. John thinks I had better get a good record player before you get home for Christmas. I intend to get one, but as I told John not until I see just what I want. Dad gave me a card last night and some $ with a verse. John stayed over until this morning to go home. He said I had all the money I wanted and couldn’t see anything special about a gift of money. Dad said it was the verse that was important. At any rate I was happy. The money was for me to buy a new record player.
Mrs. Myers is home from the hospital. I have stopped to see her twice. She is feeling much better, but still complains from weakness. I have invited her to come to dinner Christmas day.
Last Friday evening I helped (I had directed the organizations of the drive) with the UNICEF drive. We had very good results and I sent a check to UNICEF today for $194.57.
United Church Women of Kentland will have World Community Day this coming Friday at our church. I was given the task of presenting the program. One rehearsal Thursday for a skit and that will be the largest part of my work. Jeannette Batton is going to read a sermon which I heard in Santa Rosa at a Presbyterian Church. Our friends the Mercurios attend there and she sent me a copy.
Dad has finished the beds he was making for John and John slept on one the two nights he was home. He didn’t take them home because he said he has things stored in his spare bedroom while he is getting the painting done in his house. Lea has been helping him by doing the tedious woodwork. He evidently isn’t in any hurry – since he doesn’t have to be about getting the painting finished. He said he was going to do his own bedroom next. He is painting over wall paper and I can’t say I blame him for wanting to get that room painted next. The wall paper is very “busy” and not very restful.
We had a financial statement from International Silver today. They are going to give a 5 for four split to stockholders. Stock has to be held by Nov. 10 and the split will occur Dec. 1. The last time I bought, Jim Beatty wasn’t too happy about us buying more, but I won’t complain. He thought we had enough. I see your stocks (except Echlin, and I think in time it will gain some) are doing well. We bought some bonds from International Silver last May. It was a special offer to stockholders. Today the first coupons were due. I didn’t think to take my key (we keep those in the bank safety box) along to get those coupons out and cash. Will have to do that tomorrow.
Dad has been so very busy since we have been back the past month. I feel like we need another vacation now, but with the baby cases he has booked, he won’t be taking any time off at present. I think we will take a vacation during the summer months in 1966.
The time has changed, but Kentland stayed – as did the rest of Newton co. on eastern time, so the TV shows are one hour later now. Now nearly all of Indiana, except Lake county and a county in the extreme S.W. corner of the state, is on eastern time. Since so many people wanted eastern time, I am glad the town decided to stay with the rest of the state.
I must get this ready to mail. Must stop and see Mrs. M. and also stop at Sanders and see Rozanne’s new baby girl.
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“John thinks I had better get a good record player before you get home for Christmas.” 🙂 🙂
I’m a little surprised to read about John and all his home improvements.
My mother, the voracious reader, once said that you needed to read only two things: The Bible and the Wall Street Journal! As we can see from this letter, my parents were very keen on tending carefully to their investments.