Monday, February 16, 2015

1975 GHU's Letter -Feb.17

Mon. evening
Dear Family,

This is supposed to be a Holiday* but since the days are changed around to suit ? it makes one wonder what we may be observing.

Bill has been working on his tax papers, Mary washed clothes, Roberta studying for a test this evening or (is it to-morrow) or next week.  Robbie is in school as usual.  Then this morning we discovered the freezing compartment was defrosting because the door was some what open evidently all night.  Now to eat some things that must be used sooner than we had planned.

I have spent most of my time doing some sewing on a couple of Mary's dresses, then there was a few rips in the laundry that was found when folding the clothes from the drier.

The vac-cleaner did a real good job cleaning the hall rug that got the much dirt.  There was evidently enough sand mixed with the dirt to keep it from the rug yarn.  This has been about the warmest day we have had this year.  The doors & windows have been opened & we are very comfortable.  Let's hope it doesn't get any warmer for several weeks.  At least we haven't needed the air-condition on.  Mary will not use it until she really gets hot for she does not like it too well at best.

Thanks for the pretty Valentine & we always enjoy the letters.  We were glad to read your name Mary V. in the paper.  So you must be doing real well in school.  Do try to do better in Math – & you will learn to like those problems for it is really fun to add, multiply, etc.  Even now Roberta has a little trouble with fractions  Even the lady that helps her with her Statistics tells her to stay a little longer & they will go over another problem for she seems to enjoy the work very much.  Even does pages for Roberta in detail, but with formulas for this & that it is away above my mind.  I still like to use my mind to add & multiply rather than punch keys.

We enjoyed the tape giving us the music that the ladies brought to you all.  Hope people will continue to attend service.  We had an extra large audience at church Sun.  More visitors than usual.  Enclosing an article which is misleading.  It is said that people traveling in campers & trailers are having trouble to find places because parks are about filled up.  Right now is the height of the season.

Last Mon. it was said we had 7" of rain so you may know how the rain rolled down the alley with the sand going along.  Rob worked hard with the shovel and wheel barrow putting some of the sand back along the walk & driveway into garage.

There is road work going on above us on the Cor. of A & 10th.  One of these Clover leaf streets to make an approach on to a highway that is being built.  I don't know much about it except there s working going on.

Had a nice letter from Mrs. Thornburg.

Love, Mother

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* George Washington's birthday, Feb. 22, was declared a federal holiday in 1879.  In 1971, the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.  By the mid-1980s, with a push from advertisers, the term "Presidents' Day" began it's public appearance. --Wikipedia

1 comment:

Catherine Uible Morgan said...

From HH: Interesting to read the 1975 letter from GHU. She certainly had good penmanship.

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