Thursday, January 22, 2015

June 5, 1966 The Letter, The Birdbath, The Dresses and The Humdinger

Dear Mother & Daddy,

"I was so glad to have your letter and know that you had mine. Ann was relieved too and had worried about it, I think. She still insists that she dropped it someplace and someone mailed it.

This is such a gorgeous day. I have been putting out some more petunias and I think this will be all. We bought a birdbath for one corner of the yard and the birds have found it and are enjoying it.

Bob & Malcolm are out at the Lake water skiing and Ann has a friend here with her. B and I both are still sort of draggy and our throats are still sore so I don't know how long it takes to get rid of this stuff. Maybe the hot sunshine will help cook it out.

The pink locust is beginning to bloom but it won't have as many as usual and I don't think the daylilies will bloom at all.

I have made Ann two dresses this week. One was dotted swiss and she told me exactly how to make it. It turned out real pretty. Then I made a printed whipped cream and didn't even show her the material until the dress was almost done. She liked it real well. She giggled and said she wouldn't have liked the material if I'd shown it to her first. Sometimes it takes longer to buy the material and pattern than it does to make the dress when I let her choose. She is making herself a blouse and skirt. B told her he would let her buy a new piece of material every time she finished a garment herself. She really sews pretty well and just needs practice so maybe she'll get it this way.

We stayed around home all day Memorial Day except for the little ride to the pottery place for the birdbath.

I had a nice letter from Beulah this week but haven't heard from Buddy & Bessie in a long time. I am sorry we missed them.

The final week of school is coming up and it's going to be a humdinger. I think there is something to do every day and every night next week. I'll be glad when it's over.

I planned to make a meatloaf so I'd better get it going. Bob will come home starved. B is putting up screens and he'll be ready to eat, too.

Hope you both are fine."

                  Lots of love,



  1. Interesting as usual, the dressmaking theme and the poster for the Singer sewing machines reminds me I have a 40'sboy blog to do on a related theme soon.

  2. Hello David! I look forward to your post, and thanks for your comments!


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