Vol. 27, No. 10 [Pauline]
Washington, D.C. July 27, 1947
Dear Dan and All:
I am acting as assistant nursemaid this weekend while Rose, Howard and David are at Virginia Beach. I agree that all mothers should take the opportunity to get completely away from the routine. On the other hand, I find taking care of Steven much more interesting than Insurance.
I want to thank those of you who comment on allowing Mother’s things to remain intact, and I shall take good care of them until such time as it may be wise to distribute them. I am looking forward to my trip to Ohio and Indiana. Mr. Lipscomb said I am probably doing as I want to, but he thinks I should go to the mountains. I assured him I am doing “as I want to” and the mountains have been there a long time and will no doubt continue to stand for a few more years.
I am so glad to be able to attend Elaine’s wedding and more about this in the next round. For the record, I want to say how much I am enjoying having Mother’s diamond earrings which are made into two rings, courtesy of Mrs. Bishop for my last birthday. I never realized how lovely the stones are and next to the miniatures, are my greatest treasure.
Sadie mentioned in her letter and also in one to me recently, that Aunt Ellie is failing. Why don’t we make an effort to write individual letters to her? She loves to receive mail and there may not be much time left.
Gene, I am sure you are as happy as your letter sounds and how I admire you for pulling up stakes and being where you enjoy life so much more than you did previously. If you stay in California long enough, I aim to get there someday. I liked it very well and should like to return.
Since I shall be seeing many of you in just two weeks, I’ll save the rest until then. I enjoyed this round ever so much and usually have to wipe my bifocals after reading it—sentimental old fool that I am.
My love to each of you.
in the present day...