Tuesday, May 27, 2014
August 18, 1962 Ann is 12 and Broke Most of the Time, We All Love the Organ and The Morning is Half Gone
Dear Mother & Daddy,
We are supposed to get our Japanese print tomorrow but will have to wait till next week since we'll be gone. I don't know just how big it is but I suppose when it's framed it will be about 20 x 24 or bigger. Most people would think the picture is ugly but it is very interesting to us. It is an original done by the most famous Japanese artist.
I'm like Nobel about the mining speculator or whatever he is. It would be wonderful if it turned out to be real and there was something valuable on their place but I'd have it all down on paper & know everything in the fine print.
We are all playing the organ. It is surprising how well Bob can do, too. He has been practicing almost every day and has gone thru two beginning books so we ordered the next ones. We all just love it.
I have sewed almost all week. I think the suit coat is about done but I ran into one problem after another. When I'd get tired of it I'd pull weeds or work on my cross-stitched table cloth. I'd really like to get it finished before school starts.
The morning is half gone and I must get some cleaning done today. I never like to go away and leave the house dirty."
Lots of love,
NOTE: It's true that I always spent every penny of my allowance, usually across the street at the small neighborhood store, Hendren's. There was a great selection of penny candy, pop of every kind and just about any trinket you would need. When necessary, I could save enough to buy 45s, but they were only about 69¢.
Turn up the volume and enjoy a birthday record from 1962.