|Ladies Home Journal, Jan., 1960|
"There sure isn't much news to write this week. I haven't been anywhere to hear any for I've had the "flu". Ann calls it the "Idiotic" flu and I think that is a pretty good name. She was sick last Saturday all day, Bob woke up about 5:00 Sunday morning sick and I couldn't stay up Sunday. The kids are o.k. now but I'm still wobbling around and can't do anything. Our friends have been bringing us food and that helps a lot but this has been a hard week for all of us.
B had charge of some special guests on campus and that has been extra work for him. They were making a study of the school so everyone wanted things to be right.
The kids were pleased with the Valentines. Bob didn't send a single one but Ann's room had a party. Bob is beginning to want dress-up clothes now--believe it or not. Did I tell you about his new red pants? They are fire red and I was really shocked when he asked for them. In fact, I didn't think he really meant it so I didn't even look for them till he kept after me. Then I happened to see some at Wards on $1 Day so got a pair. He did look cute but he sure is getting big.
Our couch is really pretty but it sure is a long thing. I want to get a few little pillows to go on it one of these days.
I must answer an invitation so I'll say bye for now. The University Y.W.C.A. invited me to a meeting next week but I'm not going to go out much very soon."
Lots of love,