Dear Mother & Daddy,
"Believe it or not, we are up early today and haven't even had breakfast. Bob is out delivering papers for Dennie so we're waiting for him to get home. Dennie won a trip to Washington for selling subscriptions for the newspaper so he and some other boys have been gone several days. Bob has been delivering every day and it gets colder every day.
All of us went to school Thursday night to a Scout meeting. It was a special program and I felt like I'd been to church or a wedding. Bob and some other boys got Scout badges and promotions but the fancy ceremony was for one of the Scouts who was getting an Eagle badge which is the highest Scout honor. He is a high school senior and a fine boy. There was a big crowd--they had sent out formal invitations--everyone was really impressed. Our minister gave the sermon and did a fine job. He was substituting for the boy's regular minister who had to be out of town for a funeral.
B & Bob went to a ballgame last night but I watched T.V. I hadn't watched the inauguration yesterday & I wanted to see it. I went to a Pen Women workshop for most of the day. I had finished the rough draft of the play I was working on and wanted their criticisms. They suggested only a few changes but it will still take a lot of work to get it ready to mail out.
Ann is practicing so I'd better go help her a little. Ruth sent me the children's pictures & wrote a nice letter & Beulah wrote Bob a nice letter & sent him some money for his birthday. I want to write both of them soon.
Don't rush with the recipe. I don't know when I'll ever find a day to make doughnuts. Hope you both are fine.
Lots of love,
NOTE: For an older favorite doughnut recipe: http://annbkennedy.blogspot.com/2012/02/december-4-1943-dames-for-doughnuts.html