Saturday, January 16, 2016
August 11, 1973 The Double-Knit Dress, The First Tomatoes, The Front Porch and The Radio Service
"We have had supper so I'll just write to you and get it mailed early tomorrow for a change. We are planning to go to Chicago tomorrow to do a little shopping. Ann & Bob both have birthdays this month and I want to see if I can get her some bread & butter plates to go with her good china. She needs two more & then she will have service for six.
Ann wrote us on Monday and they were all settled into their apartment in Columbia and planning to leave for Minnesota Tuesday morning. They had the truck on Friday evening and loaded it that night with all the neighbors helping. They slept on the floor that night and left early Saturday morning. Some of Bob's friends helped unload the piano but they hope they never have to do any more moving for themselves. Charlotte had given them some food so they got along real well.
I hope your glasses are all right. Is the frame broken? Why couldn't the lens be put in new frames or isn't there any place to get that done? I can't understand how Aunt Nora sees so well if she has cataracts. That sounds strange.
B's mom sits on the front porch a great deal and she just can't hear the phone when she's out there. In fact, she can't hear it sometimes when she's in the house.
I'm sorry you couldn't go to church but I guess you needed the rest. Maybe it will be better if you don't try to go for awhile and save the energy it takes to get ready. You can probably get a church service on the radio. Turn that on and lie down to listen. That isn't a very good substitute but maybe you'd feel better for the day. But I hope you feel lots better now."