Aug. 12 – ‘47
The chain seemed to arrive on schedule, but I sure missed Rose’s, Kate’s and Shan’s letters—What happened to them? By the time this reaches you Shan, most of the family will be in Anderson for Elaine’s wedding. Would sure love to be there, but our thoughts will be will all of you.
I received the pictures Dan and thanks—I had really forgotten what they were like. I received a nice long letter from Aunt Ellie about two weeks ago and I will answer it on Aug. 16th as you suggested. She has really been faithful about writing and sent Diane a beautiful little statue about two months ago.
We have been having some pretty hot weather out here—Everyone says it is the hottest they have ever experienced. The beauty of it is, we can sleep under blankets at nite and the sleepings are really grand.
It won’t be long before the girls will be going back to school—think they are getting a little tired of the vacation. They have been going to a Park not too far from home, a couple of days a week, where they are learning Art and Craft work. They have really made some lovely things.
I have been working steady for the last couple of months—Dr. Nichols’ wife had a breast removed. I have been there for the last two weeks and expect to be there a couple more. She is getting along fine and is really a wonderful person. Dr. Nichols’ practice is so heavy he is having a young Dr. from his home town come out to assist him. He was here all last week and went home to close his office there and get set to move his family out.
Will be anxious Gee to have all the reports from the wedding. Think it is grand that you will be able to get away for a complete rest after it is all over. Only wish it could be California way.
Till the next round—
All our Love
in the present day...
I went shoe shopping yesterday. I don't really need new shoes, but I wanted something new for an upcoming trip. I am leaving for Las Vegas in a couple of days for our National Sales Meeting. For some reason I found myself looking at shoes that had sparkly stuff or jewels on them. These are shoes I wouldn't look at in a million years and yet I was drawn to them. Maybe I feel compelled to wear something like that because it's Vegas. Maybe I have been working too much. Maybe...whatever. I walked away with strappy bronze sandals and black sandals with jewels in the shape of flowers. They were just really cute! Let's see if I still think they are cute when I get back.
Shoe shopping brings up one of my, shall we say "quirks." I keep all of my shoes in their original boxes in my closet (and I know which shoes are in each box—people have tried quizzing me on this—I win every time, but I digress). I keep all tissue paper, etc. from the original packing and repack the shoes when I put them back in the closet. Sometimes the salesperson likes to take out all that stuff when they are ringing up the purchase. I watch them like a hawk to make sure they do not remove any of the inner packing. I don't buy shoes when I am traveling unless I can get the box in my suitcase. There, I have confessed my quirk—don't judge. ;-)