Thursday, June 11, 2015
March 15, 1969 The Cardinals, The Bugs, The Job, The Grant and The Spring Chicken
Dear Mother & Daddy,
"Well, Buddy & I have everything planned and we'll be looking for you on Good Friday. So, don't catch any bugs.
I do hope it will warm up. The cardinals sing and sing but it is blue cold. The sun is getting warmer, though, for it melts a little snow every day even if the temperature does stay down.
I finally got my coat done and wore it. It looks real nice and is very comfortable. Now I'm going to start on Ann's dresses--some cottons.
She has been offered a job in Jefferson City this summer. It would be Christian Education Director for the Presbyterian Church where she directs the choir. The minister said the church board would have to approve, of course, but thought they would go along with his suggestion. She would work with camps, Bible school & youth groups of the church all summer. It is a big responsibility for her but I guess they think she can do it or they wouldn't offer the job. She will have to find a room but the minister thinks one of the widows in the church would be happy to have her. We told her she could try it if she really wants to. I just hope she won't be lonesome but she may be so busy she won't have time.
I guess Bob still keeps a record of the birds. He used to have a big batch of file cards which told about the bird, where & when he saw it and such.
I have a few pieces of wool for you and will give them to you when you come. I don't think I'll be making anything else out of wool until next winter.
The morning is about gone and all I've done is write letters. I still have one to write so I'd better say bye. Hope you are both fine & stay that way. Don't let Daddy dig in that garden & get sick or you can't come to see us. He's no spring chicken so he'd better not try too much at one time."
Lots of love,