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Going Ahead (Gladys)

October 14, 1945 envelope

October 14, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

October 14, 1945, p. 1

October 14, 1945, p. 1

Oct. 14-1945

Dear Daddy –

I didn’t write yesterday – I was waiting for your wire and it didn’t come until after mailing time. At any rate I am going ahead with the office as we planned. Vincent called me and said his estimate for labor and material would be $113.00. That he said would include everything he would do. Of course Mr. Monroe would (will) have another bill. Mr. Monroe came out to the house Sat. and asked me what we wanted – I told him and he said he would look it over and see what would have to be done. I am going ahead with our heating plant – because I am afraid it would cost more to pipe the heat across the alley than to use our own heating plant. Mr. Monroe asked me how we were getting along with the furnace. I said we were hand firing and since you were coming home we may just have the auger fixed. Mr. M. said he couldn’t get any burners yet. They didn’t have anything yet last week.

We are enjoying a lively fire in the fireplace. We bought some coal up and it lasts so much longer than logs. David is in bed – he was so tired this evening he was cross and cried at everything. John is up in the attic looking for Reader’s Digests – he wants

October 14, 1945, p. 2

October 14, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] an old number for something. He took his first organ lesson yesterday ($1.50 hr.) and I went to the church with him for one hour practice this afternoon. He can only use the church when it’s warm and now that is only Sat. & Sun. He also took a piano lesson yesterday afternoon. Miss Smith is discouraged with Mark and told John he was wasting his money & her time – however I think when you get back and can help him he will improve. We got all the storm windows on yesterday – all but the doors, but they won’t be much of a job.

Jim called me from Great Lakes yesterday. He is getting his discharge in a day or two, then he is going to N.Y. to get his car – Washington to get Thelma – back to Terra Haute then up here to see us. Maybe you will get back about the same time.

I am wondering if you will be sent back to G.L. for discharge – but maybe your first letter will answer some of my inquiries. I wish now we had arranged for you to call – then I could have given you the estimate on the office, but I am assuming you want me to get it done.

Emmett Miller is home. I called Lila and she doesn’t know about Joe – but now that he has enough points he will surely be home soon.

It is cooler today. Rained a little and stays chilly. I looked out a few minutes ago and saw a bright moon, so it must be clear. Just hope is doesn’t get too chilly before we get this furnace fixed one way or another.

Love Mother

P.S. Kenneth is on his way home.

October 14, 1945, p. 3

October 14, 1945, p. 3

[page 3] Mon. morn – Arlene called me last night and asked me to see if I could get her an appointment with Dr. Ade (first she asked if you were home). It seems Bobby is losing his hearing. He has been having some ear trouble and Arlene is quite alarmed over his condition. I called Dr. Ade this morning & he said to bring him down this afternoon. I called Loughridge this morning but Bun didn’t know much. I am afraid we will have to get this furnace fixed or I will get a bad cold. I am bordering on a throat condition now and it’s so much cooler

October 14, 1945, p. 4

October 14, 1945, p. 4

[page 4] and takes the house so long to heat up in the morning. I went down and burned a lot of trash to build the temp up and I finally have it up to 66. (10:45) I have to go to the store to get a few things. Maybe it will be up by the time I get back.

It is nice and sunny today so maybe the temp will get up before the day is over.

Will try to have more info about everything this evening.

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Construction Plans (Gladys)

October 12, 1945 envelope

October 12, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

October 12, 1945, p. 1

October 12, 1945, p. 1

10-12-45

Dear Daddy –

I haven’t any figures to submit but Vincent looked the office over and said he would do the work next week. I called Geo. Monroe but he was out – however he is to call me. Now I think the thing for us to do is forget about piping the heat over from Nick’s, and go ahead with the heating plant we have. I called Loughridge and Bun said they have a burner he thinks will work in the boiler and if so we could get a set up that would be our own and with automatic oil we would be better off than if we hooked on to the other plant. I measured the space necessary to locate the boiler in the back room and it would take up such a small space it wouldn’t really be in the way. I am afraid it would cost more to get a pipeline put across the alley than to put in an oil burner. At any rate I am going to proceed with the above plans as soon as I can get the men started, unless you wire me to stop when you get this. Vincent said he could move the wall up 3’ so I am having that done too. There is a radiator 3’ from the wall so that is as far up as we can move it unless we would move the radiator and I don’t think it would be worth the work to move that large radiator. I’ll draw a little plan on the back to show you how much space the boiler will take.

October 12, 1945, p. 2

October 12, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] It is another grand fall day. I intend to sit out in the yard and knit – I want to get my knitting out of the way as much as possible this week. I am so glad for this weather since we haven’t such a good furnace arrangement. Just hope it’s this warm next week for the carpenter. Vincent said he would work at night on the office. I stopped to see Mrs. Krull yesterday. She said she is going to have Mr. Lontz go down and clean out that backroom and white wash it. She said something about putting in a new stool if necessary. I told her it probably needed to be changed because when they aren’t kept clean they get beyond cleaning. I think she is glad to get the back end cleaned up.

I just went out to see about David. He was clomping around in a pr. of my good shoes. I put them on the back porch so I would remember to take them to the repair shop. I thought it would be warm out of doors but the wind is chilly.

Irene is out washing their front windows. She is using a cleaner like Bon Ami and says it is grand stuff. It comes in liquid form but works just like my favorite cleaner. ——- As you can see you would have a little more space in all three back rooms. How do you like the way I re-spaced the rooms – the ex[am] room can be 5 X 10 since you will have the extra length on the consultation room. As you can see the boiler wouldn’t be in the way. I you don’t want me to proceed with this just wire me or call Mon. eve.

Love Mother

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The Real Dope (Gladys)

October 3, 1945 envelope

October 3, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

October 3, 1945, p. 1

October 3, 1945, p. 1

Kentland, Ind.
10-3-45

Dear Daddy –

Yours of Sept. 29 & 30 came today. Just hope that talk about Oct. 15 is the real dope. You rec’d a letter from the Community Club of Mulberry asking you to consider coming there.

It looks like the Nu-Joy will be up here by us temporarily. The street from our corner up to the hotel is being repaired. Mrs. Z. was telling me today that it is to be up here until they can get the new one built. I suppose that means the buses will be coming up this way. If so David will have to be watched.

I have been figuring on our financial status. Counting our monthly $170 dep. – which hasn’t come yet – and all bills paid I know of the balance as of now is $384.87.

October 3, 1945, p. 2

October 3, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] Dorothy called and asked me about Hurgess at Sheldon. Says Bobby’s cold is worse. She is going to take him over there if he is in. Statons called him over here Sun. evening. Jimmy was sick but not seriously, because he is alright now.

John tuned in the ballgame at noon. So far the Cubs are winning. The last I heard it was 7-0. It is over now, but I didn’t get the final score.

The mail man left a letter for Mrs. N.E. Baer here today – I saw the return address first, then saw the address. I wondered what Comdr. B. was writing me about. I sent the letter down. David took it and when he came back he said the lady gave him a dime to put in his piggy bank – he very proudly carried the dime.

Bun Loughridge told me that they were to get some word today as to when they can expect to get new burners. I keep reminding them about how anxious we are to get ours installed.

Here’s hoping you get the trip to G.L. soon.
Love,
Mother

P.S. It isn’t raining.

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Soup & Ice Cream (Gladys)

Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind.
Sept. 21 – 1943

Dear Daddy –

Back from Laf. today. I talked to Dr. Cole. He said he quite giving Mother the Betalin shots because she wasn’t responding any. He talked to Baylee and B thought the ammonium nitrate would take that fluid down in her abdomen but Cole said he didn’t think it would help much. Baylee said to give insulin to make her eat so they are going that now. She gets weaker every day. So weak she can hardly feed herself, and today complained of pain in her bowels. The Dietitian came up to her room and asked her what she would like to eat – she had a nice supper tray and did eat some soup & ice cream but as soon as she started to eat complained of the gas bothering her. Glen & Pauline are talking of going home the end of the week. He has to get back to work and hates to leave here with Mother so bad. He got all the storm windows hung. There was a pane broken in the French doors & a basement window & he is going to fix them tomorrow. Also going to paint the

[page 2] Taylor Tot for David and do a few other odd jobs around. Pauline has cleaned all the upstairs, stairway & Nursery. She really cleans & never seems to know when to quit working. We have to wash at least one tub of clothes everyday and she hangs the thing out if it’s chilly because of my hands. I told them to take that old washing machine & the rug I had rolled up in the attic. Glen is going to see about shipping the washing machine & if the freight isn’t too much will send it. I think Bun Loughridge has forgotten he was supposed to take it because it has been here almost two years now or is it three? No guess two is correct. Bun hasn’t changed. I took the sweeper down and after two weeks or more went down and got it still not fixed. The band broke but I can still use it for suction.

My throat has been sore so went in to Dr. Ade today & had a treatment. I have been hacking & spitting all evening. Will go in for another treatment the next time I go down if it persists in being sore. I told him I didn’t like starting in the fall with a sore throat but I believe the strep I had last winter left my throat in a weakened condition. Dr. Ade wanted me to take sulfa but I told him I am allergic to it and having had such a severe attack of allergy so recently am afraid to try sulfa now. Maybe when you come home & if necessary I can have tonsils out but

[page 3] will try to get by without that little “ectomy.”

I mailed a letter in Laf. today I wrote last night, with two pictures. I am enclosing two more in this letter.

Dorothy couldn’t go shopping for David’s birthday gift so had me buy something for him. I got him a pr. of red corduroy overalls and a red & white t-shirt. He has his red snow suit jacket so will be a red bird with all those things on. He trys to say John. He really attracts attention wherever I take him. He turns on the personality and has everyone looking at him – or is his Mother just imagining things? Yesterday Glen went to town with me & we took D. along. We went into Nick’s and David got a lot of attention. Glen said something about the fuss everyone made over David.

John & Mark went to a football game tonite & Mt. Ayre won. John is still having headaches & Van Buskirk says his glasses are correct. I wonder if his age hasn’t something to do with his headaches. His face is a sight – worse with pimples & blackheads than ever.

It’s past 10:30 so I must get to bed. David has a habit of waking around 7 so if I don’t get to bed in time to get my sleep out by 7 a.m. I just miss it.

Love Mother

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