Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 4, 1965 The Big Turkey, The Extra Plane, The Fast Heart, The Stubborn Kid and The New T.V.

Dear Mother & Daddy,

"Your letter just came and I'm so relieved to know you are both all right and able to be out again. I don't know why we didn't get the letter yesterday but I guess the holiday made the difference. If it hadn't come today, I was going to call for I was worried about Daddy.

We had a nice Thanksgiving all by ourselves. We had asked two families to eat with us but neither could come. We went to church at 9:00 and Ann played for the first part of the service.  She did real well.

I spent most of the day in the kitchen but had cooked a big turkey and boned it to put in the freezer. It has been so long since I've done a lot of cooking for one meal that I spent most of Wednesday cooking, too, but I made an extra pie and salad for a friend who is sick. She is Mrs. L.G. Taylor's niece and has a fast heart. She hasn't been able to do much all fall (and summer) and now her Mother died last night. I feel so sorry for her.

B flew home Wed. evening.  Ann & I met the plane even though we didn't know he would be on it. He was on a waiting list when he left but they put on an extra plane. We were really glad to see him but he had had an interesting trip.

Bob & Malcolm are on a camping trip in Indiana. Malcolm's folks went to a State Park Lodge and the boys took the car and are sleeping in it. They may get their toes nipped tonight for it is getting awfully cold. I don't think Bob cared much about going but Malcolm was determined. He's a stubborn kid.

I've been making myself a red dress. It is all ready to hem when B has the time to measure it.

We are finally having to replace our T.V. Our old one has certainly been good and hasn't had any major repair jobs but its' use is limited now. Bob complains about it all of the time and B has been coaxing it along for months. When the wind blew the antenna down that settled it so we bought one this morning. Bob will be surprised when he gets home. It is in a small walnut console. We had a choice of a portable or the console at the same price (last year's model) and B thought the sound was better in the wooden case. It is very pretty.

Ann wants a skirt hemmed and I need to run the sweeper so I'll say bye."

                     Lots of love,


  1. Some appetizing pictures here and I liked the little story about the TV.

  2. I'm hoping to learn that we got a color TV, but I don't think it was '65 when that happened:-) Thanks for reading these ordinary day accounts!


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