Please Excuse Writing Paper

Letter transcription:

[Late April 1967]

Please excuse writing paper, but am in a bit of a hurry. We went to Marks Sunday and took the Motorola TV we had in Kentland – we have a color set now – an RCA. I wanted to get this tax form to you for your signature. Send it back to Kentland to S. E. Carlson – E. Carrol St. (He is trustee) by May 1st. I spent the night Sunday at Marks, so I could stop at optical shop to have my contacts polished. Came back on the bus. Bus riding hasn’t improved as far as I am concerned. Hope I don’t have to do that again. We are going to attend a Rotaryann dinner tonight at the Morris Bryant Smorgasbord restaurant. I am to go to S. Bend tomorrow and be there Thurs. also for Conference meeting. This week is going to be a little short since we will go back to Kentland again Sat. Will write more later.

Love Mother

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6 thoughts on “Please Excuse Writing Paper

  1. davidmadison1942

    “Bus riding hasn’t improved as far as I am concerned. Hope I don’t have to do that again.” ha ha! Same applies to us today. 🙂

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  2. thegenealogygirl

    I’ve been surprised as I’ve filed my WWII letters at how often the writer would apologize for either the paper or the pen/pencil. An interesting sentiment that is not at all common now. Who sends letters anymore? It’s mostly email and text now.

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    1. Deborah Sweeney Post author

      I just transcribed a letter from Gladys this morning from 1967, in which she apologizes for the writing paper, yet again…
      I can’t remember the last time I wrote a letter of a personal nature.

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      1. thegenealogygirl

        Interesting, I guess people were fussy about their stationary back then. I just wrote a letter last week to my Grandma. I was in a hurry so I grabbed a sheet of computer paper. 😉

      2. Deborah Sweeney Post author

        Considering the crazy stuff my grandmother has written on, she wasn’t that fussy. The best (so far) was the airplane napkin she wrote a letter on while traveling in Japan. She regularly uses paper from doctor’s drug notepads.

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