Sunday, March 9, 2014

February 18, 1961 The 104th Birthday of ISNU, The Sticky Fingers, The Summer Clothes and the G.E. Coffeepot

Dear Mother & Daddy,

"I'm half ready to go to school to a luncheon but still have a while to wait so I'll get this written.  Today is the 104th birthday of our school so they are having a lot of extra doings.  B went over earlier to some of the meetings but I thought the luncheon was enough for me.  There will be a program with it and Governor Kerner is to be the speaker.  We are anxious to hear what he has to say.  Gov. Stratton was always helpful and sympathetic with school problems.  This governor probably will be too.  The school has a new color movie about teaching that I'd like to see.  It is the second one they have made.  They show these pictures all over the country to any interested group and were showing it at 10:00 this morning.

The kids got quite a few Valentines but they aren't as interested in it as they used to be.  Bob sent only 3 but Ann took one for each child in her room.  Neither room had parties.

We did have fun icing the cookies last Sunday at S. School.  There were 20 children but I had 3 other teachers to help me.  Half of the children iced cookies while the other half made Valentines.  Then they switched tables.  They were all so good.  Some took their cookies home and others ate them as fast as they frosted them.  Fingers got a little sticky but the children were very neat.  It's surprising what little kids can do.

Well, I have been to the luncheon and am back.  It was very nice in every way--more than 500 people were there.

B has taken Ann to her flute lesson.  The Scouts had planned a camping trip but it poured rain yesterday so it was cancelled.

I have started planning what clothes we'll have to have for our trip.  We don't want to buy much so I've been trying to go over our summer clothes.  It is hard to know what to take because it will still be cold here but real warm there.

We have a new G.E. coffeepot.  We bought the one Consumers' Report recommended and it was one of the cheapest ones.  It is real pretty.

Watty is home from the hospital and doing fine.  He'll have to stay at home for two more weeks.  Then he probably can go back to school.

The wind is blowing a gale and the temperature is falling fast.  Our winter may be starting for we've been pretty lucky.  The grass has even started to get green.

I seem to have run out of news.  Hope you both are fine."

                   Lots of love,


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