Tuesday, May 13, 2014
May 11, 1962 The Quill Club, The Library Dinner, The Kitten, The Braces, The Cypress Knee and Happy Mother's Day
Dear Mother & Daddy,
"I've been wishing you were both coming to see us tomorrow too. We plan to drive to Decatur tomorrow afternoon to meet Harrolds. We had another wind & rainstorm this evening but I hope the sun shines tomorrow. B wanted to mow the lawn tonight but didn't get at it in time before the storm started. I hope the iris aren't spoiled by the hail. They have started blooming & look so pretty.
I have been to Quill Club tonight--the first time in a long time. B & I went to a library dinner last night. It seems like there is something everyday. I had company (just friends to visit) all day Monday & didn't get a thing done that day. I finally gave up on my ironing & put the ironing board away.
The kitten is just fine & cute as can be. He stayed away one whole day & Ann was just sick about it but she found him at the neighbors across the street. Since then she hasn't worried so much if he strays off. She snorted when I said we could bring it to your house. I guess we're stuck with it.
I didn't get through The Making of a President but I hope I will find time to read it after the other club members finish it. The author did win a Pulitzer Prize & it certainly is a good book.
Bob has all the braces on his teeth now. The dentist worked about 2 hrs. on him Tuesday. His mouth is terribly sore but his appetite is pretty good. He didn't want to take his lunch today, though. The boys are through with shop & are having some Home Ec. He laughs at the things they are doing (making toast, cocoa & such) at first. That's old stuff to him but they will do harder things before school is out. He is still working in the shop at noon & is making a lamp out of a cypress knee we got in Florida last year.
It's my bedtime so I'd better say bye. Your package is on its way, Mother, & I hope you both have a wonderful Mother's Day."
Lots of love,
NOTE: I really wish we still had the cypress knee lamp. It looked great in the basement and that was definitely the place for it.