Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lola's Diary, Part XXX

September 10, 1947

Well this has been a very hot and uncomfortable summer. It has been 100 degrees or more the first eight days in September. During August the temp ran to 108. Has turned cooler at last.

Wallace has been in Pineville, West Virginia for six weeks working for Mr. Rose. Rainee and the baby have been with Mrs. Rose in Clarksburg. The baby had pictures on his first birthday, just received and precious. They are all well.

Charles and I made a short trip to Lubbock on August 27 and he transferred all credits there from Teachers College to Texas Tech and will leave next Sunday for that place. he will stay with Elsie and eat at a cafeteria. We will miss him oh so much.

This past week he has painted four rooms, painted all linoleums, and washed windows and cleaned house for us. He is a good worker. He now weighs 205 - lost 55 pounds.

Zelma has been very ill and I am very uneasy about her. Poor darling; she has had such a hard time. Anita writes that she is better now.

Charles has lost so much that I had to make all his clothing over. His waist, formerly 46 inches, is now 37 inches. it has been a job. Mama and I are both pretty well - no sickness this summer.

Carolyn is expecting a baby in October. She is a sweet child. Iva Ruth's husband (the one she married this spring) had a nervous breakdown and is in Wichita. She and Dorothy Jean are at Hank's. Iva Ruth is planning to take a job October 1. I feel very sorry for the whole family.



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2 comments:

A cup of Jo said...

I'm enjoying Lola's Diary.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!:-)

Chuck said...

Jo - Thanks for reading, and hope you had a happy Thanksgiving also!