Monday, August 17, 2015
June 27, 1971 The Ruby Ring, The Knitting, The Man's Name, The Pie Pan and The Gym Clothes
Dear Mother & Daddy,
"I'm glad Daddy liked the ring and hope it fits. That was the biggest ruby in the box and I thought it looked lots bigger after it was in the mounting. I haven't done a thing with my jewelry since my class ended and probably won't before fall. It is hard to get started on something like that.
Ann likes some of her classes and hates others. She is taking organ lessons, too (as part of her regular schedule) and finally got started on that this week.
I'm so happy for Marjorie and hope she'll be happy, too. Did she tell you the man's name or what kind of work he does?
I'll bet Mildred and Van went right by Normal on their way to Richland and I'm surprised they didn't stop. Maybe it was because I didn't write to her last Christmas. She didn't write either but I started the letter and never finished it because I kept waiting for her letter. I knew her son was in Vietnam and I was worried something had happened when she didn't write. Now, I'll write to her soon and I'm relieved to know he is safely back.
We haven't heard any more from Bob & Pat since they left Holland but it is hard to mail cards since you never know where to find the post office. The hotels say they will mail cards for you but sometimes they do and sometimes they don't bother.
All of us drove to Tremont, Ill. last Sunday afternoon to a widely advertised flea market. It was a real bunch of junk and not even interesting junk but it was a nice ride anyway. They even had Prince Albert tobacco cans for sale and that is still being sold anywhere. I really wonder if people would be so dumb as to buy them.
Do you remember what it was that people used to use to get rid of a mildew smell in a house? Was it flour? It seems to me you had a pie pan of flour or something under the buffet one time. Our bedroom gets that smell when we have the house open a few days and then close it up. I know it is from the water in the basement this spring and it will be gone after the air conditioner is on awhile but we still haven't used it much.
Yesterday was actually cold. We wore sweaters last night to the store. It hasn't rained but has really threatened.
I must stop and do a tub of clothes. I thought I was finished with gym clothes but Ann is using them again.
Hope you both are fine."
Lots of love,