1994 MV's Mother's Day Card
Sorry we were not able to be with you even on Mother's Day we but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, especially for your speedy recovery. We're so glad you're back home, safe and sound.
Ginny is doing fine and is inching her way toward toilet training. We've sung Happy Birthday more times than I care to count to more people and things (todays objects we sang to were her slippers and car seat . . . .) Wouldn't candid camera have fun with that!
Our Mother/Daughter banquet was tonight at Somerset, wish you could have been there. They did a hat theme with awards plus hats off to mothers with tributes to 6 prominent women in the group by their daughters and/or granddaughters. The Methodist Men always cook & serve the meal – tonight they had Romaine salad, mixed fruit, chicken cavatine, gnocci [sic] & bread sticks, eggplant permesan [sic] (could have left that off!) and cherry cheesecake. One of the men is quite a gormet [sic] and heads it up each year.
I was at a loss as to what to get you for Mothers Day as I was trying to think of something that might be useful while you recuperate (if Dad ever lets you be still . . .) I am enclosing two blank books. You may use them however you like – a suggestion might be to record your life story for your own enjoyment and to pass on to your children and grandchildren et al. I would be glad to type & Make copies for each child, but I think (know) it would be very meaningful and helpful to us. Especially regarding your parents/siblings whom J.B. and [I] never knew and the oldest three ever so briefly. This is just a suggestion. It is your present to do with as you like.
Well, it is late & I better close. Sorry not to see you this weekend but hopefully soon. We go see our new parsonage (and church) 5/17. Address forthcoming.
With all our love ––
Mary Va, Don & Ginny
PS [Paragraph about a suicide victim who had recently been arrested is not included here.]