"We're having summer days again after our chilly weather. Last weekend was rainy and gloomy but we really needed the rain and everything has perked up. B thinks he's going to have to mow the lawn in the next few days. The leaves are beginning to fall and are changing only a little.
Mildred and Van came last Thursday and stayed till Monday. We went to see the Lincoln sites in Springfield and New Salem because they had never been in this part of Illinois. They were impressed with all the cornfields.
Sunday we went to church and then went to the dulcimer concert at the Quilt Show. We had a huge crowd. Mildred & Van enjoyed the show & the program.
B had a church committee meeting here last night but I had some cake in the freezer so didn't have to do anything special for it.
The tomatoes are still doing fine and I had to cook some this morning because I was getting too many. I have 2 qts. and will put them in soup one of these cold days.
It would be a nice trip to Silver Dollar City but I think it would be a very hard trip for anyone. We've always wanted to go but have never had a chance.
I think you're getting the porch fixed for a very good price. I really thought it would be more than that since the porch is so big. Won't it be nice to have it done?
I hope Beulah feels better. She is sick a lot, it seems. She said you wanted to get some Anacin. If you will take 8 or 10 of the Datril or Tylenol a day they will control your pain. You can't expect them to help if you don't take enough--2 at each meal and 2 at bedtime like Bob said for you to do. They will not hurt you or make you shaky like aspirin. You must not take anything with aspirin in it and Anacin is aspirin and caffeine. Aspirin will start your bleeding again and it will kill you. You are so much better now so just keep on with the things that have made you better. Are you taking your Geritol? Don't stop that, either. It is cheaper than Dr. bills.
It is such a beautiful day I wish I could come after you and go for a long ride. The quilt show ends Sunday and then things should begin to be normal again for us. Maybe we can get a few little rides in and we're still hoping for a vacation."
NOTE: All visitors to the Quilt Show were invited to try their hand at quilting. The hope was that it would be finished by the end of the show, but as it turned out, Mom finished it at home. I don't know who is working on it in the photo, but that's Mom, looking on.