|1954 Jean's Letter to her mother - Aug. 1|
First and last pages scanned.
August 1, 1954
We should have sooner [written] to tell you we arrived home safely about 8:00 last Sunday night. We stopped on the way to eat, see Melvin & Helen Long (they weren't home but saw their little girl & Helen's family who were baby-sitting) and later Aunt Vertie and then at Mother & Daddy Uibles to see them & the Horton children.
Tuesday afternoon Bill Sanker called from Cleveland to say he was leaving then for Cincinnati & so he arrived at 12:30 that night (we had left everything ready for him) but didn't hear him come in. He left after breakfast (around 6:30) & stopped on his way back Thursday night – stayed for supper & all night & left about 4:00 AM for Cleveland – when we again didn't hear him.
They are tearing down the house behind the filling station across the street where Arlene & Dick Curtis used to live. They plan to put up a super-modern station there.
We stopped tonight to see the McElwee's newly-moved-in-to house. They certainly have the rooms now. Three bedrooms, huge attic, basement (with big billiard table & fixed up like a recreation room). I'd think they'd really get lost in the house after their former one.
Mother & Daddy Uible & the 3 little Horton's were down for supper tonight. They brought a watermelon & I doctored up a bought Angel food with strawberries & whipped cream and we had some cold roast beef & turkey sandwiches (the latter thanks to Thanksgiving – the last package).
Catherine didn't feel very good this past week but is fine now. Wednesday she had a fever of 102º & complained of sore throat. We had Dr. Fullerton Thursday morning & he gave her a penicillin shot, sulphea medicine & some other pills & she soon snapped out of it. He said its primarily her tonsils & wants to see them this fall & see that they're taken out if need be.
Mary & Bill are due back about a week from tomorrow & I'll bet G'Ma & G'Dad are counting the days. The children don't seem to be a bit homesick.
I'm to get a permanent Tuesday. The Lions Club picnic is Wednesday night – Thursday is the WSCS picnic & that night the Firemen [?] are giving a minstrel. Tomorrow night is Church Board Meeting and I have a Hospital Twig meeting too.
The Fenwicks have gone to Florida for a little vacation. His sister lives there (in Miami). John didn't go. I guess he has to work.
No doubt Bob & Harriette & family are home or almost so by now. Do hope they had a nice vacation.
Would you ask Virginia if she might have packed the belt to my navy dotted nylon or perhaps it will turn up some old place at home – anyway I hope.
We're counting on you coming down soon so please plan on it. Harold is planning to go to New York in about 3 weeks.
All our very best love,
Harold, Jean, Catherine, Roberta & ? [expected baby Serena] (We haven't told M.&D. Uible yet so shhhhhh please)