July 21 1943
Dear Daddy –
The mail hasn’t come yet – I am writing early because have to go to Laf. Arlene wants to go to the dentist at 1: and we will have to leave about 11: – I am going to get things all done before I go – baby’s bath & food – Mother’s dinner & something lined out for J. & m. It is raining right now so will be a good day to leave the family – they will stay in better (without resentment). John doesn’t mind so much. Mark wanted to go along – I don’t know why, except he just started saying he wanted to and wouldn’t change – but John remonstrated and with good cause because Mark can help here at home and he has nothing to go for. I wouldn’t go myself but have to get Mother’s Bacillus Acidophilus at the hospital. That is about all
[page 2] I need to go for – except want to see Dr. C. and tell him about Mother. She has been having gas pains, and food hurts her stomach.
One day last week Jessie & Clarence Schauwecker stopped on their way home from Whiting and Jessie told some of the people around C.C. she had stopped. We got a letter from Opal Storm. It was a nice newsy letter – the same old Opal but we appreciated it and had a few chuckles over it. She said Harry had written you & had an answer.
Had an inquiry from Allison in Indpls on Cracker Algood. I answered the questions & returned it tho it was addressed to you. I wonder why she is in Indpls wanting work. I just wonder if there is any family trouble there. I thought Gerald had a good job in Laf. and with the baby to look after – I don’t understand.
I must start moving around here & get things in order before I go.
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