Dear Mother & Daddy,
"It has been so hot we've all been about to cook. We did have some rain last weekend which livened things up again.
I wish I had a dish of your fresh blackberries. Bob picked 3 pans of apricots next door and I fixed some of them with sugar. They are sure good and I should fix the rest but haven't yet.
I'm sure glad Beulah has her bathroom finished & I know they are enjoying it. We have a new toilet, too but not because we wanted it. Ours just broke one day & water flew all over. It couldn't be fixed so we went to Sears & B put in a new one. It has a lower flush box so now the wall has to be painted. We had talked about fixing up the bathroom some way & now we have to. I had wanted to paper it with wall-tex but it costs so much that I guess we'll just paint again.
|Ladies Home Journal, June, 1962|
something comes up at school for the kids we will be home next weekend. We'll leave here right after lunch Friday and see you about 8:00 probably. We'll eat our supper on the way. Then we'll start back right after lunch Sunday. It isn't long but I guess it's all we can do with the kids in school. Will you call B's mom & tell her we're coming? B wrote his letter before we really decided so she won't know. I'll try to write Beulah a card.
Hope you both are fine."
Lots of love,
NOTE: Not long ago I drove from Normal to Chicago on old Rt. 66, a very familiar path. The extra time it took weaving through small, rural Illinois farm communities was well worth it.