Vol. 21, No. 8 [Gee]
Dayton, Ohio May 13 — 1946
Dear Rose and family:
The Vosses from Anderson, with the exception of R.J., journeyed to Dayton yesterday to witness Elaine’s graduation exercises. It was sort of like turning back the pages of time. Twenty-six years ago the same day, I received my diploma at the Good Sam. Cincinatti. Elaine looked quite dignified in her graduate uniform and cap. She will continue at the hospital until August, then after taking the State Board Examination, plans to enroll at the University of Dayton for a two year course, leading to a B.S. degree in Nursing Education.
The males of the family went home this morning, but I stayed over so that Helen and I could do several things in preparation for June 21 and 22. We accomplished quite a bit. We hope you will all be satisfied with the various plans we have made. The Hotel folks were most courteous. We have chosen the Biltmore for both rooms and the private dining room—which we will have from noon until all through the night if we so desire. Helen will send you your room verification, in plenty of time. Before this chain is half way around, the Reunion will have been—so enough about it. Your next information, or any changes that have to be made, will reach you individually.
Before many hours we will know how our teen age Larry will be spending his next few years. He is first on a group list of inductees—as of June 9th. Because of a pronounced astigmatism (we learned from a friend who is on the draft board) he will be called for specialized service, so he may not be called before July 1, at which time the teen age boys may not have to go—what a suspense!—Anyhow, we hope he’ll be in Dayton for the Reunion. Think Dan’s idea to share the typing job of the letters is a fine one. I suggest a contribution to that worthy gentleman for handling and mailing of same.
Everyone’s room reservations or rather requirements have been received by Lal, except Mrs. Cahill’s. How about it Sam? Now that’s a useless question. The Reunion will be history before she reads this. Hope Janice is on deck to receive our personal congratulations. Doesn’t any one know a good topic that will create a bit of friendly arguing for the next round? We couldn’t have the “bogging down,” now could we?
This isn’t the end of the page, but we have talked prices, menus (is that the plural for menu?) and other details so many times today that my brain cells are too weary to even respond to the sulphur and molasses.
Ronnie is expecting great things from his cousins. It’s going to be fun watching their reactions. So long folks—we’ll be seeing you.