Monday, October 14, 2013

1953 Jean's letter to her mother - Oct.14

Jean's Oct. 1953 letter to her mother, makes me wonder about the letters and postcards her mother sent to her. Were they not saved? Or have I not found them yet? About time to dig through the boxes that aren't totally sorted yet.... Scalloped potatoes were one of Mother's specialties.  Transcription follows.


Oct. 14, 1953
Dearest 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.
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