Holiday vs. School of Mission

1966-03-07-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

March 7, 1966

Dear David and Bonnie: Vas gipts zawnst?

Dad is getting a new Buick and he still has the rest of this month to use the rented Cadillac, so my car is in the garage this morning to have the door opener taken off and put on the new car. My car will sit out now until Apr. 1. Dad said he wanted to keep the new car in our garage until he is ready to use it. Just before Apr. 1 we will have to have door opener taken off the rented car and put on my Cadillac.

Mrs. Staton passed away Friday night and the funeral is this afternoon. She was 88, which is a pretty good age to attain even in the space age. Mr. Staton says he is going to stay where he is. He doesn’t look too good and I think at times he is a little fuzzy, but I suppose he will remain in his home as long as possible. I think he is about 95.

I was asked to take an office on the Conference level (Christian School Relations) but since we have already planned to leave here July 16 to go to Switzerland, I couldn’t see how I could attend School of Mission July 10 to 15. I am not that fast. I couldn’t get ready for a 5 ½ week holiday in one day, because that would be what I would have to do. Also there is so much running around connected with the Conference office. I would have to go to Madison, Wisconsin, one week in June (I wouldn’t mind that, but hate to leave Dad alone) but from past experiences I know I would be expected to attend more meetings than I think I want to attend.

Mrs. Myers didn’t have to have any teeth pulled. Dr. Limp said she just needed a filling in one and that the rest were solid as rocks, so she was quite happy about that. I stopped to see her Friday. I usually stop once or twice a week. I think she is feeling as good as can be expected, for one at her age and with her disability.

We are still in the air about our stereo. A field man is supposed to come and give it a look over sometime this week, and if he can’t find the trouble Sears is going to do what we want done. Sears sells a Fisher stereo under the name of Virtuoso and if the one we have can’t be made to sound right, we will get the Virtuoso. According to ratings Fisher makes the best.

I wrote to the McGraws some time ago, but haven’t heard from them. I thought we might be able to make some kind of connection while travelling.

The garage must have my car ready, so must get along and do my errands, etc.

Love Mother

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1 thought on “Holiday vs. School of Mission

  1. davidmadison1942

    “She was 88, which is a pretty good age to attain even in the space age.” Kinda strange thing to say. This was three years before the Moon Landing, yet she could speak of being in “the space age.” 🙂

    “I couldn’t get ready for a 5 ½ week holiday in one day, because that would be what I would have to do…” Oh how true. We know the feeling.


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