Monday, January 6, 2014
February 6, 1960 The Sore Throat, The Busy Week and The Bud on the Xmas Cactus
Dear Mother & Daddy,
"Another week gone already. I haven't done much this week except iron. I have had a sore throat and Bob has had a cold so I've just loafed the week away. I haven't been really down but I've stayed in and rested a lot and it's much better. We are going to a dinner party tonight but I don't think I'm contagious now.
This has been such a busy week for B but he went to the grocery store for me anyway so I wouldn't have to get out. He has gone to school early every day and got home at 6:45 last night. There is so much detail to registration that I can't even begin to understand it all. I don't see how they ever keep it all straight.
I haven't been anywhere or seen anyone to hear any news. Etta called a couple of times and she is still getting along fine but anxious to get back to her own house. I don't know how she'll manage by herself. I called the nursing home once to talk to her and the woman who answered the phone said she could hardly get around anymore. I thought she got around pretty well but it has been a long while since I've seen her.
Granny calls every day or so. I never call her because she is so slow and pretty feeble. She fell again about 10 days ago and broke a bone in her wrist. She tripped on a rug--mainly because she doesn't pick up her feet. She has shuffled since she broke her hip.
I suppose it would be all right for you to write to Maxine but I wouldn't know what to say. You'd have to be awfully careful. But they would probably read it before giving it to her & maybe it would help her. I sure feel sorry for her. Isn't her birthday in March? You could send her a birthday card.
I almost forgot to tell you that I have a bud on the Xmas cactus Beulah gave me so long ago. There is only one so I'm really guarding it. I must write & tell her, too.
Hope both of you are fine."
Lots of love,