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Time to Write

1966-04-14-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

April 14, 1966

Dear David and Bonnie:

This morning there was an area hospital meeting at our Geo Ade and since it was so close I attended and was asked by the President to ask the blessing at the meal (I was asked to do that several days ago, so it wasn’t a surprise). This afternoon there was a tour of the hospital, but I didn’t stay for that since I have been around the place a few times. This afternoon I have been working on the books and tonight while trying to finish the task at hand and put the put the books away I discovered I had paid your taxes ($19.40) which is due before May 1. In running the amounts we paid, but in sorting out the different tax categories discovered yours had been paid. We have to list the tax on house and furniture in one place on the big return and tax on the office in another place. Don’t bother to send me a check, I think I owe you something for the pictures and I may have you get me a book or two. Get me Contemporary Continental Theologians. Let me know how much I still owe you.

We enjoyed your last letter, but know you don’t have time to write that much very often. You are so right in your conclusion that people say one thing and do another. However, we must keep our own eyes on the right goal and practice what we preach. In spite of the way things seem to be going, we have to keep believing in the right. I am sure we know foreign policy can be so far off. I agree with you on many things and it is a puzzle at times as to how our foreign policy can be so far off. Our might doesn’t seem to be making much right.

Dad worked in the yard this afternoon and then went to the hospital and delivered a baby. He was home by 8:30. He had trouble with the riding mower, so had to do half of the yard with the walking type. He is very healthy looking from his afternoon out of doors. He finally got the go-ahead from me to dig up some of the shrubs along the south side of the yard. He has started another row about five feet further to the north and will in time take out the larger bushes that have been encroaching on the evergreens. He divided and says good, so two weeks ago I got some replacements while in Lafayette. I have another appointment with Dr. Ferguson May 9. My arm is some better. It doesn’t give me much pain, but I still can’t bend it certain ways. I have trouble getting my arm around back to run up a zipper.

Mark and Shirley and the children, John and Lea and Bob were here for Easter. Shirley’s parents came in the afternoon. Little David is such a good baby he stayed in the bed most of the time they were here. Shirley said she knew it much have been strange for him, because he is used to sleeping in a basket at home. We took some pictures and when I get some back will send you some new ones of him. Kirk is so possessive about David, he tells everyone who may be interested that they cannot have David. Becky thinks he is pretty cute, but I rather think Kirk is more interested in the baby.

Mrs. Myers has a dental appointment next Tuesday. She called me today to ask me if I could take her to the dentist. She was rather annoyed with Dr. Limp. She seemed to think he wasn’t as concerned with her case as he should have been. I think she wanted me to suggest that she go to Dr. Logan, but he is booked so far ahead I don’t know when she could get an appointment and I really think she should stay with Limp. She probably will have to have that tooth pulled. When I talked to her today I promised her I would stop and see her tomorrow. So far this week I haven’t had an opportunity. She doesn’t get up until noon some days and when I go to the office in the evening I usually don’t leave home in time to stop—due to one cause or another. Monday this week I had to go to Lafayette (had an eye appointment with a Dr. at the Clinic). I may get contact lenses, if he says yes. I am to see him again the 21st. It is a little closer to go to Lafayette than Hammond.

1966-04-14-gry-p-2Next month our W.S.C.S. will celebrate the 25th year (one year late) and I have been elected to give the program. I am in the process now of going through records of the past 25 years to get some data. Some of our secretaries left something to be desired in keeping records. At Christmastime Ruthie wrote to me about a friend of theirs who lives in Boston—Barbara Schrier (Mrs. R.W.) her husband is in Harvard Med School and their address is 849 Mass Ave, Arlington, Mass. She thought Barbara would be happy to know you, since she knew the Yegerlehners in Lebanon. If you have time and want to look them up, you have the address after all these months.

I must get back to my research.
Love Mother


I had such a nice letter from Dr. Beck, but haven’t had time to answer. I will get around to it soon. I want to thank him. I certainly wish we could have planned to go when he will be there (Holy Land).

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Holiday vs. School of Mission

1966-03-07-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

March 7, 1966

Dear David and Bonnie: Vas gipts zawnst?

Dad is getting a new Buick and he still has the rest of this month to use the rented Cadillac, so my car is in the garage this morning to have the door opener taken off and put on the new car. My car will sit out now until Apr. 1. Dad said he wanted to keep the new car in our garage until he is ready to use it. Just before Apr. 1 we will have to have door opener taken off the rented car and put on my Cadillac.

Mrs. Staton passed away Friday night and the funeral is this afternoon. She was 88, which is a pretty good age to attain even in the space age. Mr. Staton says he is going to stay where he is. He doesn’t look too good and I think at times he is a little fuzzy, but I suppose he will remain in his home as long as possible. I think he is about 95.

I was asked to take an office on the Conference level (Christian School Relations) but since we have already planned to leave here July 16 to go to Switzerland, I couldn’t see how I could attend School of Mission July 10 to 15. I am not that fast. I couldn’t get ready for a 5 ½ week holiday in one day, because that would be what I would have to do. Also there is so much running around connected with the Conference office. I would have to go to Madison, Wisconsin, one week in June (I wouldn’t mind that, but hate to leave Dad alone) but from past experiences I know I would be expected to attend more meetings than I think I want to attend.

Mrs. Myers didn’t have to have any teeth pulled. Dr. Limp said she just needed a filling in one and that the rest were solid as rocks, so she was quite happy about that. I stopped to see her Friday. I usually stop once or twice a week. I think she is feeling as good as can be expected, for one at her age and with her disability.

We are still in the air about our stereo. A field man is supposed to come and give it a look over sometime this week, and if he can’t find the trouble Sears is going to do what we want done. Sears sells a Fisher stereo under the name of Virtuoso and if the one we have can’t be made to sound right, we will get the Virtuoso. According to ratings Fisher makes the best.

I wrote to the McGraws some time ago, but haven’t heard from them. I thought we might be able to make some kind of connection while travelling.

The garage must have my car ready, so must get along and do my errands, etc.

Love Mother

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A Cold Today (Gladys)

1943-12-08 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy – Another wintry day and no mail. It has been 10 days since I last received a letter. David has a cold today. I called Dr. M. and he said to give him ¼ tablet sulfadiazine every 4 hrs. He certainly is peppy enough but coughs and has a runny nose. He did have a temp. this A.M. but none this P.M. John & Mark are both home from school. Mark is out playing with Dean M. – John is practicing on the piano. There is a lot of flue around. John said 30 were absent from school today. David seems to have what is going around. He hasn’t been around anyone with a cold but got one anyway. Mrs. Z. and Martha stayed away from us while they had theirs last week. I was going to take Lucile to Laf. today but didn’t because of David. If he gets over his cold may go Fri. or tomorrow. I haven’t much shopping to do, but usually find something to buy – want to get a record for John. Dr. Van & Dr. Limp have redecorated their office and the Sr. Dr. is ready to do business again. I heard he didn’t want to come back but of course could do nothing about an honorable discharge – guess it was a retirement. Not much news today – haven’t been away from home.

Love – Mother

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