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1963-01-09-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

[Wright 533 Postmark Jan. 9, 1963 – handwritten by David]

Dear David –

It doesn’t seem possible this can be Jan. 8, but here we are. Dad is having to spend most of the day – or the morning at least in the hospital. He has been getting a few evening at home however. He brought the drawers, from the cabinet where we keep the change box out to the house and after a sanding and varnish job they book like the rest of the drawers Kitterman put in. He also hung a door in front of the safe. Someone backed into our aluminum railing and bent it out of shape, and broke the base of the post on the north side – the post that rested on the bottom step. Dad had just secured the thing at the top, now we have to have one new post put in. We have no idea who caused the damage but, they had to be “away out” to manage to bank into it.

We are to get a new window put in a week from Thursday. The Insurance adjustor told Doris Wilson he could get it installed by a firm in Lafayette for at least $30.00 less than it has been costing. We said fine, you take care of it. It sounds like we have been “had” on all the other replacements – or the Insurance Company, since they have paid for all of the windows.

Mark called last night and while he was talking to me he said “Becky, stop that” – I, of course, asked him what she was doing. She was hitting Kirk in the face. In about a year, I think Kirk will probably be returning the blows. The way he is growing I think he will be able to take care of himself. They are coming

1963-01-09-gry-p-2[page 2] down for the weekend. Taxes to figure and Mark wants to have his car worked on.

I have to attend a meeting this afternoon, so must get myself a bit of lunch and get a few things done before I go.

Love Mother

©2016 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/10/29/new-window/

Kitterman’s Bill

1962-11-11-gry-p-1Letter transcription:


Dear David –

I had intended getting a letter written to you all last week, but my time seems to have gotten away from me. I have thought about you so much this week and hope you are able to make up your mind about your future. It is something you have to decide for yourself. We just want you to be sure you are going what is right for you. Pray for guidance.

We are enjoying a very pleasant day not too cold and the sun is shining, which helps during this season.

The pheasant hunters awakened me this morning in the field across the street. This is the first years I have seen hunters there. They must have had permission from Ken McCarty since there is a no hunting sign at the corner.

I attended a meeting at the hospital (luncheon meeting) and was home by 2 o’clock. I just finished writing to two more companies about around the world travel. There were so many ads in the Tribune yesterday and I saw one that included Hawaii and thought I would

1962-11-11-gry-p-2[page 2] send for their literature. I just hope we don’t get so much we won’t be able to decide. I hardly think that will happen. Dad was saying yesterday we are going to have to decide soon.

Kitterman finally got around to bringing us a bill today. You know we didn’t ask him for an estimate. We just told him what we wanted and let it go at that. I was agreeably surprised when I learned the total bill was $2,916.96 – of course that doesn’t include all the other expenses connected with the remodeling, but I thought his bill was very reasonable. He still had to put the railing at the front step and of course that isn’t included I this bill, but that won’t amount to much.

I am studying to take a driver’s test this week. I have to renew my license this month.

 I am finished reading Auntie Mame and Dad is just about to finish it. Same book.

I finished the coat for Becky and now I am knitting her a pair of mittens.

Let us know how you are getting along.

Love Mother

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Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/10/27/kittermans-bill/

Election Day

1962-05-09-gry-p-1Letter transcription:

[Wright 533 – handwritten by David]
Wednesday May 9, 1962

Dear David:

We had election-day yesterday, but I haven’t been to town yet, so don’t know the results. It has turned a little cool. Dad was afraid it might get too cold for his geraniums, but I think they were safe. They look OK this AM. Dad got the lawn mowed with the walking mower – the reel type – last night after we came home from the office. It just took him 1½ hours. He didn’t get the edges, but plans to do that tonight or tomorrow.

The Fields are looking forward to moving into the new house. I talked to Bob Morgan – head of Pastoral Relations Committee – and he said he hadn’t heard any complaints about Rev. Fields and he himself thinks he should come back, so it looks like from this point that he will come back. I am afraid they would be awfully disappointed if they didn’t get to come. I know they would like to live in the house at least a year. As soon as the Bowers move we (parsonage committee) have painters engaged, also someone to finish the little bathroom next to the kitchen. One group is making money to have the yard landscaped.

Dad will attend a meeting at the hospital this noon and I won’t have to prepare lunch, so hope to get some more cleaning done. I sorted all the literature we have from companies in which we own stock yesterday.

Mr. Kitterman assures us he will be ready to work on the office in about two weeks. I think it will be nearer four weeks. I told Edna he would probably start work at about the time she goes on vacation. She seemed to think that would be a good time for her to go.

1962-05-09-gry-p-2[page 2] The town is slowing picking up the pieces, but there is still a lot of work to be done to get all the fallen trees hauled to the dump. Our office still looks like it did after the storm, but there is no use to try to do anything since the remodeling work should soon be starting. Nothing has been done around the grade school building. I hope it is still the same way when you come home because I want you to see how it looks now. I was talking to the workers at the voting place yesterday. They were asking me to get Dr. Y. to condemn the voting booths (they want machines and we used paper and pencils yesterday). I pointed in the direction of the school building and said “there is a building down the street I would like to see condemned” – one old residenter who had gone to school there probably fifty or sixty years ago said, “Oh no, I have many pleasant memories of that building,” – I said, “I don’t imagine the children in there last Monday have pleasant memories.” Why anyone would want to keep that old grim looking building is more than I can understand. If it was good looking I might excuse anyone for wanting to hang on to it, but it certainly doesn’t even possess the looks to justify its existence.

I have been taking diathermy on my arm every day this week and it is about time for me to go get a treatment.

Love Mother

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Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2016/10/14/election-day-2/