Friday, January 23, 2015

June 12, 1966 The Activities, The Capsules, The Clothes and The Hollow Feeling

Dear Mother & Daddy,

"Well, school is out and the town is quiet but B has worked in the office all day. He's trying to get things in order so we can take Bob to school. This is always a real busy time but we are planning to leave Tuesday noon. Bob can't get into the dorm until next Sunday so we'll have to leave him in a motel like we did last summer. I hate to do it but B says he has to be at work Monday morning for registration. I think Williamsburg is about 1000 miles from here. Ann is going to stay with Polly. I'd rather she would go with us but she hates to ride and says she'd be tired out for summer school.

We haven't had much time for anything but school activities this week. The kids had class night Thursday night and graduation was Friday night. The college graduation was yesterday morning but I didn't go to that. Bob was in the upper 10% of his class so had a gold cord to wear on his robe to show that.

The graduation was outdoors. It was real cool but a beautiful evening and a nice ceremony. I wish some of you could have come. Horace had said they might but they didn't.

I'm still fighting that sore throat. It is better today so maybe it's going away. I had my annual physical exam Friday and Dr. Ball gave me some capsules to take for the throat so I hope they are working. I've just had to push myself around to get anything done. Other than that, I'm fine.

Tomorrow we must get Bob's clothes ready. It is hard for me to believe that he is really going to be in college. Of course, I want him to go but it leaves a hollow feeling when I think of it.

Hope both of you are fine."

                Lots of love,

January 18, 1948 Time flies!


  1. "...Williamsburg is about 1000 miles" I sometimes forget how big America is. I can see how you'd have preferred to stay with Polly!

    1. Yes, that would have been a very long ride! As a teenager I would have preferred almost anything to a long, family drive:-) Thanks so much for your comment, Mike.


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