Nobody Reads

Letter transcription:

Sept. 20, 1966

Dear David and Bonnie:

Here are your absentee ballots. Do you want me to send you a paper (Enterprise) with the names of candidates? I will pay your taxes and you can consider that another birthday gift for both of you. The reason I sent your card so early, I had it on my desk and thought it would be better early than late (like Bonnie’s).

Your comments about the S. S. class you teach makes me think of Bible Study Class at Trinity Methodist. It makes me wonder about people who go to church and Sunday school. I have tried since trying (I will say trying, because I am not sure I teach them anything) to teach that class to get them to read. Not just the Bible, but read, but it seems they have time for everything else. They—most of them at any rate—can’t even discuss topics of current interest. I will ask if they saw such and such on the news, or heard it on the news and usually the answer is “no.” Just blank stares most of the time. Once in a while someone will have read about something of interest. I am beginning to think that few people I know read. I am currently reading—have been intending to read it for a long time—the biography of David Ben-Gurion. It is most interesting and I hope Israel will be able to hold out against the Arabs. My sympathy is with Israel. Although I do not believe the way they do, I still admire them for what they are doing in the way of developing a land. There is such a contrast from what one sees in the Arab countries and Israel.

There is a Club meeting (Woman’s Club) this afternoon (4 p.m.) with dinner at the Colonial Inn at 6 p.m. Tonight there is a Sunday school (ABC) Class party and I am to give a program. I am going to show some slides of Switzerland. If you have a projector or can get one, we will bring our slides along, but since we will be flying, I think it would be a little cumbersome to try to bring the projector.

Since we won’t have a car, we will be at your disposal, so you will have to plan our time for us.

Love Mother

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1 thought on “Nobody Reads

  1. davidmadison1942

    “It makes me wonder about people who go to church and Sunday school.” I couldn’t have said it any better myself! “Just blank stares most of the time.” In fact i have used these very words in some of my writing! 🙂

    “the biography of David Ben-Gurion” This gives you an idea of the calibre of her reading.


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