Nov 16, 2011

Sun, Nov 16, 1941: wonderful

"Dear DeVere:- We were down to Flo's to-day.  Katherine's & the folks were there too.  It was certainly a fine day.  Got your laundry bag and letter and will try to get them laundered to-morrow.  Hope you will not run short of clothing before you get them....
"Daddy bought five pigs and Stanley thinks they are wonderful.  with Love Mother"
-- Postcard from my grandmother to my father, Sunday, November 16, 1941.

Nov 14, 2011

Fri, Nov 14, 1941: new snow suit

"Dear Devere,
"Do you like Southwestern College. I wrote a letter at school yesterday, but I didn't send it.  I am writing another letter today.
"I got a new snow suit.  I had a cap a coat and a pair of pants.  Mother got me another coat and a cap....
"Your loving brother,
-- Letter from my uncle Stanley, age 8, to my father, age 16, Friday, November 14, 1941.

Nov 11, 2011

Tue, Nov 11, 1941: hadn’t heard

"Dear DeVere:- Another week has rolled around so fast it seems.  Suppose you made it O.K. to Winfield last Mon.  Rev. Nicholson said he had seen you two or three times last week so we're pretty sure you got there but hadn't heard from you....
"Daddy can't get into the field to cut his kaffir so he is topping by hand all he can.  Wayne Beatty from south of here helped yesterday and Jay Causey helped Saturday."
--Letter from my grandmother, Bloomington, Kans., to my father, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kans., Tuesday, November 11, 1941.  Like a lot of college freshmen, my father apparently was not writing home as much as his mother would have liked.