Oct. 14, 1953Dearest Mother,
Haven't heard from you since your two postal cards a week ago yesterday. Hope everything is alright with you.
Harold came home Saturday from Detroit with quite a surprise. We have been trying to get Ruth Krickbaum to come down for a long time & so he called her when coming thru Toledo & she got ready in a few minutes & came. She used to live with Jeanne & I in Cleveland & made my wedding dress. Do you remember her? She's teaching in Maumee & living in Bowling Green. She stayed til 5:00 Sunday evening – got a bus in front of our house – one change in Dayton & would get off in front of her house 11:50 in Bowling Green.
Harold & I went to a pot luck supper Sunday night in honor of Arlene & Bob Chesnut who are moving to Florida. It was a combination farewell dinner & class meeting.
Monday Harold left for Chicago & Minneapolis & is due back next Tuesday.
Tomorrow night the Womans Club is having a noted naturalist & lecturer speak & show his big colored film on birds & wildlife at the school. I plan to take Catherine & hope she enjoys it. Mrs. Pierce is going to stay with Roberta. [Mrs. Pierce lived in the corner apartment and had a big button collection which Roberta loved.]
This afternoon was Womans Club & Mother Uible stayed with the girls. I was invited to substitute again at the usual bridge club but renegged [sic] as Harold isn't here & I couldn't get a baby sitter to stay til 2 or 3AM & didn't want to ask anyone to stay allnight. It's not worth that many lost hours sleep.
Had a short letter from Catherine Smith Foster which I am enclosing. Her note about her suggestion to her father sounds natural & like her old ways. Do hope her father isn't seriously ill.
Am anxious to hear from you & would be very glad to meet you anyplace if you'd pack a few things & come down for a week or so.
The WSCS is serving a lunch Sat – Oct. 24 when three's a big all day sale in the country. Then the next Wednesday our Society is being host to _?_ Churches in the district & will have to serve dinner to them. Anywhere between 100&200 people. I'm in charge of scalloped potatoes. That same night the Home & School League is having a Halloween Carnival at the School – October is certainly a busy month.
All our very best love,
Harold, Jean, Catherine and Roberta
P.S. Would appreciate Catherine's [Foster] letter back when you're thru with it. I haven't answered it yet.