Happy Birthday David

Letter transcription:

9-14-67

Dear David:

Your birthday gift is inside, so don’t throw the card away until you have found it. Also you are to give Bonnie ¼ of it, to make your gifts come out even.

We went to Earl Park last night to give a program about Switzerland. The teachers of the Earl Park grade school (they now have no H.S.) and the sisters from the Catholic school and the priest from the Earl Park Catholic Church were present. The meeting was held in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. The sisters were quite friendly and Dad discovered that one knew many of the sisters he had known at St. E. Before the meeting we went to Kentland and I stopped to see Mrs. Myers. She thought she was going to have another attack last night (I mean the night before) but didn’t. She had not had anything to eat all day. I felt bad about having to leave her, but since she won’t go to a nursing home, my hands are tied. There is a very good nursing home about a mile from here. Dad could take care of her and I could go out and see her every day, but she won’t talk about it.

Dad has the duty today, but hopes to get more done on the kitchen tonight. So far, we have the sink, garbage diser and dishwasher in place and I was able to use that corner today. Also Dad has the easterly wall paneled and the cabinets in place. He put them up so well, I think it would take nothing less than an earthquake to dislodge them. I am at present cooking with an electric skillet. Our stove – a built in unit won’t be in until next week. I have cooked that way before – if you remember 146 W. G.

[page 2] The Janssens came Sunday to bring John to Purdue. They stopped just before we left for church, so they attended church with us and then we took them to the Chinese restaurant. I rather think they didn’t care too much for Chinese food, but at any rate it was something different. We are to go to La Porte and visit them some weekend before the leaves are gone. They have so many maple trees, they said we should see them in the fall. La Porte is called the Maple City.

Have a happy birthday.

Love Mother

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One thought on “Happy Birthday David

  1. davidmadison1942

    “We went to Earl Park last night to give a program” another of those little towns that dotted the landscape near Kentland…

    “I have cooked that way before – if you remember 146 W. G.” Maybe she had to cook that when their new house was still not quite finished.

    “They have so many maple trees, they said we should see them in the fall. La Porte is called the Maple City.” Did not know that. I don’t think I ever went to La Porte.

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