Tag Archives: Lorene “Cracker” Algood

Not Much Longer (Gladys)

1943-10-10 (GRY)Letter transcription:


Dear Daddy –

Ruth M. is here for a few days. I called her last nite. I talked to Dr. Cole yesterday and he said Mother couldn’t last much longer. I was down yesterday & again today. She can’t keep her teeth in now and has a sore on her left side that gives her a lot of pain. She is suffering more from that than her abdomen. Earl, Romaine & Jerry brought Ruth over. She doesn’t know how long she will stay or how she will go back. She said she had her work planned so she could get away most any time. Romaine said for her not to stay too long because she (Romaine) might get hungry. I told Romaine she could live on her reserve – and she has gained enough since her appendectomy to do that. She is a good looking young lady and thinking about what college she will attend next fall. Is thinking some about Purdue, but nothing certain about it. Statons were gone today so Mrs. James & Jimmy rode to Laf. with us just for the trip. Mark & David went along and John stayed home. One of the Sisters at Earl Park rode back from Laf. with us. She held David and he slept on her lap until she got out. It’s getting late and I am sleepy so will call this a letter – Have yours up to Oct. 1. I just learned that Cracker & Gerald are divorced & she is working for Allison in Indpls. & her mother is keeping the baby. Gerald had an affair.

Love Mother

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Writing Early (Gladys)

Letter transcription:

Kentland Ind
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.
Love Mother

YEG1943-06 Dunlop Street house

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