Dear David & Bonnie –
Last Thurs. I went to Madison, Wisconsin, to attend a Jurisdictional meeting. Came home Sunday. I called Bonnie’s mother (your Dad wasn’t home) about meetings for next April. We need a missionary for 5 District meetings. I told the committee I knew a team. They have promised to speak, so don’t plan anything for them April 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7.
Mark got T.W.A. tickets for us (Wed. Oct. 26). We will have to fly to N.Y. and change planes there. We won’t arrive in Boston until about midnight, but that will give us Thurs., Fri., Sat., and part of Sun. I haven’t learned yet just when the return flight leaves Boston. We will be using Indianapolis as a terminal now instead of Chicago.
I have just been to see Ruth M. She was beginning to have an attack Monday. She is better now and I am going to take her some supper when I go to the office at 5. She didn’t want to go to the hospital and any way it is so full now there are beds in the hall. She is much better and I think won’t need the hospital.
Mark and Shirley are going to move to Indianapolis next week and I am going to keep the baby and maybe Kirk. Mark is going to bring them down as he goes back to Indpls. on Sunday. I am supposed to attend a committee meeting Monday & Tuesday at Battle Ground but won’t get to take in any of it unless I can get a sitter for one day. Could take the baby along. He is so good he wouldn’t mind, but if Kirk is here I think that would be a little too much. Will let you know later what develops.
[page 2] I think Dad has spent most of today in the hospital. He was over then when I went to get the mail this a.m. and the car was not by the office when I passed this afternoon.
Did you keep those sermon copies for me as you were supposed to do? I had loaned two of your sermons to Norma Z. and she just returned them.
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“They have promised to speak, so don’t plan anything for them April 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7” You gotta admire Gladys’ take-charge approach to life!
“any way it is so full now there are beds in the hall. ” Wow. 😦
“but if Kirk is here I think that would be a little too much.” !!! 🙂
“Did you keep those sermon copies for me as you were supposed to do?” The old style of preaching from a manuscript, i.e., reading the sermon from the pulpit. I got away with that in Rockport, but the folks in Shrewsbury wanted a more informal style.
Did she finish the letter on the back of the envelope? Or was it one piece of paper that was folded and sealed? My scrawled notes are an enigma!
The letter was one of those single-page, fold and seal types, no envelope required.