Dear Mother & Daddy,
"We are snowed in again. All of us are so tired of it but it keeps coming. I'm almost afraid to drive anywhere for fear I'll get stuck. The snow plows clean a strip down the middle of the street but it really doesn't leave room to park anywhere. I drove to the railroad station to get B Wed. and got stuck in the middle of the parking lot. I just sat there and B drove it out when he got there. People get stuck anywhere they have to stop.
|Saturday Evening Post, Jan. 2, 1960|
Bob & I spent Wed. morning at the eye clinic. He has to have stronger glasses and they called today to tell us they are ready. We'll have to go get them tomorrow.
I still have my birthday money and I don't think I'll buy a pillow. I didn't realize they were so high. They are $3 or $4 a piece and I thought they were about 98¢. I'll do without before I pay that.
We are going to Sorensen's for supper tomorrow night. They are having 12 people, I think. Edna doesn't do the work but has a woman come in to cook and serve.
|Bonnie's birthday with the 49ers|
I would like to have seen the flock of red birds, too. We saw 7 one time in our front yard and that looked like a lot. We put bread out for the birds but the sparrows and squirrels get most of it. Once in a while the crows come. There are two of them and they really make the other birds scatter.
I'm glad you sent Beulah's letter to me. I wrote to her this week and I sure hope she is better. We saw the pictures of M.U. dormitories but Charlotte wasn't in them. We both examined every picture. I didn't think to save the articles and put the paper in the garbage. We have been buying the Sunday Post to follow the piano ads but we couldn't get to St. Louis anyway with the snow and I think we have some place to go every Saturday between now and May.
I have some church women here Monday night and would sure like to get the walk cleaned but I don't see any chance of doing it.
We are all fine and hope you are. Don't shovel too much snow. It will melt sometime and that kind of work is too hard on you when you aren't used to it. Bob has shoveled all winter. We all took a turn at it Wed. and shoveled three times. The snow is way ahead of us though and lots of people walk in the streets."
Lots of love,
NOTES: According to the National Weather Service historical data, March of 1960 held the record for snow in central Illinois. As I recall, snow had accumulated over time to nearly 3 feet deep in parts of the the yard with a thin layer of ice on top. We enjoyed breaking through it with a yardstick in order to measure it each day.