October 5, 1938
“All-alone – I’m so all alone” so I’ll talk to you awhile. As you know Dad went to Indianapolis on 15 yesterday. He called last night about 9:30 to see how we were and more I think to warn us not to drive to Indianapolis thru Batesville – as they are working on road tother side of B. and it is rough going, I take it. Would like to go – but –more bother and worry than its worth – sooo - The League kids got Mildred a water set and have all gone up there this evening. B[eth] went with Willard + Kay + bunch of smaller kids. Willard told me he intends to go to school at Hanover next semester.
Am glad the dress was liked and that you enjoyed open house – at least part of the time. I did not get the yarn – thot I made that clear in other letter. That seemed too much to pay for sumpin to tinker with and not exactly needed. Help E[rnestine] make hers – I imagine the thing would be rather monotonous when about one third done and someone else could just finish it or else –someway. I’m not hankerin for the job. Why not make another sweater you might do like Kay M – she ravels hers out + knits ‘em over each year. She says it’s fun and she likes the change.
The Taylor gang had a “swell” trip – 6600 miles. They got run out of one town, arrested in another and then took the old marshall a ride in Ford, and got turned loose for it. Charles told school kids all about it. It was terribly hot in Los Angeles, 93⁰ was coolest it got, at night. I’m anxious to see the pictures they took. Some of boys tried to swim in Salt Lake – the water hurt their eyes and noses and found every little scratch they had – they couldn’t stand it very long.
My jaw is still sorta tender – but feeling better. Terrill pulled the old back tooth that felt achy + I had told him about another one that had been sore + bothered since he had pulled the old crowned one – “the one next to where crown was” I had told Dad about it time + again + do you know – he skipped that one + pulled one that hadn’t even been filled. My jaw + tongue were so paralyzed I couldn’t feel which one he was yanking on . Dad said – “why Dr. that one doesn’t look so bad – but he just let him do it – Darn!
Sent laundry today on 36. The popcorn is popping much better. B + I tried some last night but decided we better let it dry a little longer.
Worked on books + cut out the brown plaid for B. Carles let Oscar out a few days ago – put a box in the walnut tree by their house. He ran over to elm in our front yard + won’t come down for his bottle.
Joe Palmer’s baby died Sun. morning – we had a busy time of it – building fire at church for first time and bunch in office. Had about 45 in S.S. [Sunday school] Huddlestons weren’t there – someone said that they told Bailey they wouldn’t come to church if he came back. Loren was there. Isn’t that cussed.
9:30 – Guess my honey isn’t going to call tonight. The N.Y.C. meeting is last week in Oct. – I think.
Night, night honey lamb. I s’pose you’re sitting up to all hours – with nobody there to make you go to bed. Tell K. I said to make you – if it isn’t too much trouble for her –
Lots of love-
Dr. & Mrs. Geo. Brother have a sow!
Wed. AM Looks cloudy – like it might rain sometime + somewhat warmer – didn’t drag zettas in last night. No news atall – Ethel hasn’t been knitting lately or even interested – since Bill came home.
Leona has been down to Shanks last two weeks – Myrtle getting her teeth out – in Cinti.