Mar 1, 2012

Sun, Mar 1, 1942: birthday present

“Dear DeVere:- It was very sweet of you to send me a birthday present.  Supposed you'd be so busy you'd forget all about it.  Anyway I'm sure the books will be good and Daddy appreciates his too.  I was well remembered on my birthday.  Barbara baked me a nice angel food birthday cake and put 45 candles on it so it was pretty well loaded down.  Stanley helped too by measuring flour and sugar for her.”
-- Letter from my grandmother, Bloomington, Kans., to my father, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kans., Sunday, March 1, 1942.  My father’s siblings were Stanley, age 8, and Barbara, age 13.

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