Sunday, September 28, 2014
October 17, 1964 The Leaves, The Reading, The Material, The Golf and The Big Crowd
Dear Mother & Daddy,
"This is a wonderful summer-like day. The leaves are all colors now and really falling fast. I hope we can get them raked before they get wet. I have a very few scraggly mums but the frosts have taken every thing else outdoors. The little marigold Daddy dug for me dried up in spite of all I could do. It looked all right at first. Then the leaves wilted & dried but it bloomed until the stems were brown. I guess the water kept the blooms opening but it looked so queer. Did you ever see an elephant ear bloom? I have one in the house and it has the queerest flower--a little like a Jack-in-the-pulpit.
I've done a lot of reading this week when I should have been doing other things, I guess. When I start a book it is just too bad--if it's a good book. We had stopped our book club membership & didn't plan to join one but I was tempted too much. My first book was about Albert Schweitzer & was real interesting. A bonus book was Ernie Ford's hymn book.
B spent two days in Urbana this week at a meeting but came home at night. I thought it would be easier for him to stay over there but he didn't want to and of course, I was glad. He's been puttering around the car today.
This morning Ann & I went to Bloomington and got material for a dress. She decided against a suit but got green wool for a dress. She wants it made rather plain so it shouldn't take too long.
I've worked on a shirtwaist for myself this week & it would be done if I hadn't read so much. After I've sewed & sewed I get so tired of it I have to stop for awhile or I start making mistakes.
Bob is out playing golf. They have had some instruction in gym & he thinks he's learned quite a lot.
The Faculty Women's Club had its fall dinner Wed. night. There was a big crowd but I don't know many of them anymore. We have over 100 new ones this year & the same last year.
Hope both of you are fine."
Lots of love,
NOTE: For more on Schweitzer and related book reviews: http://home.pcisys.net/~jnf/index.html