Dear Mother & Daddy,
"You may not be able to read this for my hand is tired. I've been painting again. This time in the children's room. It was a hodge-podge of colors but one wall has a nice circus paper on it and there is a wide border of the same pattern around the whole room. The background of the paper is light blue so I'm painting the other walls & woodwork the same blue. I bought blue sheets to make drapes and it will be a very pretty room when I get done. I'm using an oil base paint for I don't like the water paint at all. It doesn't get hard enough and chips off.
|Life, Sept. 25, 1955|
This has been a real messy week with snow and then mud. There are big puddles between home and school and the kids can't resist wading thru them. I don't know how many times they have been soaked this week. They love the snow and our yard has just enough slope for a little coasting. Some of the children go to slide on one of the streets that is a good hill but I'm not letting mine go for the street isn't blocked off from traffic.
I know you can find enough rags for your rugs. Ask the club women. Any old rags would do. I sent some old rag rugs that were in shreds. Olson would send you the rugs with the coupon I have for 30 lbs. & the rest can be sent later so when you are ready to order let me know.
Tell Beulah I'll try to write her soon. I'm ashamed I haven't even thanked her for Bob's nice birthday gift.
Take care of yourselves."
Lots of love,