Thurs. eveningDear John,
Wile I am watching TV program which is a repeat there will be time I can keep my mind on writing – perhaps. It is the Walton picture where there is a lady air pilot & John Boy thinks she is the "one."
This writing paper has a good "Heading" for my Lilies of the Valley are in bloom. As your Dad came across the yard Mon. he stopped long enough to pick a nice bunch.
I am glad that I came home early this year for the trees, flowers, asparagus & rhubarb are all ahead of themselves coming forth so early. Even the spirea is in full bloom & in a couple of weeks will be ready to trim back again. I notice there seems to be a lot of little tiny cherries trying to grow, but wonder if they will hang on to ripen after all the cold weather they may begin to drop. May be a pie, later on for the lady – Mrs. Rankin, who is working for me this year says she likes to make pies. Perhaps you know the Rankin boys. I believe Randy graduates this year. Robbie has been doing some yard work for me after school now & then. He is so involved in track practice that his time is short for working.
I had several sugar trees cut back last Sat. & they had a mill or ? that ground up the limbs into saw-dust & blew it into a truck. I need several fruit trees cut back but this is not the right time of year. Next thing I am having done is a ramp built starting at the far end of the porch & going to the narrow walks by the bedroom on the south side. Mr. White is to start Mon. to build it.
I don't like the change of time. Too dark in the morning & I forget about supper time since it is so light.
I will be thinking about your graduation but the distance is simply too far for me. It takes too many things for me to travel unless I am staying for awhile & have some room for every thing. When you reach New Vienna I will have a gift for you. I am sure you have enough things to bring back as it is. So have a Happy time. Aunt Mary wrote that she & Uncle Bill enjoyed the golf tournament in Augusta GA & their visit in Lancaster Pa. Uncle bill seems to be quite taken with golf but it seems to me a lot of walking for what ? I like to see something accomplished. Every one to their own I guess.
Wishing you a good month during May.
P.S. Maybe I can get up to Dennison [sic] to see you when the time comes.