21 Baked beans and grape pudding for dinner

September 23, 1934

Dear Kinny,

Your Wednesday letter and the typed one received and read. Well we are having rainy weather too, a lot of the time. I should think you’d want it to rain now, so you could wear your new rain coat. It drizzled when we went to S.S. this morning. Stella Strong Hauge was there—the first time she has been back since 2 years ago when her mother died. She looked so nice and adjusted herself so well to the younger girls in the class. She mentioned that they had read in the S.S. that she attends—the fact that discoveries in writing have been found close up to the time of Christ substantiating all the History in the Bible. She said—“what a wonderful thing for unbelievers to know”. After S.S. she asked me about you and she said, “you know when Katherine wrote me that Corinna was going to New York for a year, I was just overjoyed.” Frederick made a good talk in S.S. today and she remarked about his poise and clear thinking afterwards to me.

Oliver went to Mpls. to attend Dunwoody yesterday. Now he can be near his Genevieve. Milo is supposed to be going to school in Mpls. too, I think. Dunwoody Myron says.

Gloria is looking forward to tomorrow when she expects the dolls and bracelets. She has already been over to see Winifred to see if it came today and it didn’t.

You ask me to tell you what we want. Daddy could use some cotton handkerchiefs but I don’t know about Buddy. His latest demand is a winter coat—do you think you can supply him—or he says a new rifle or shot gun or a hat—a gray one. Some order! Don’t believe either you or I can do anything for him. And me—do you know I can’t think of anything except a pair of rayon and wool stockings for my poor cold legs. I think you can get some for 35 cents but I don’t want you to spend so much on me.

Well I wrote to you Friday and I’ll write 3 times a week if getting letters gives you such a thrill. Winnie mailed the last one Friday eve after Chorus. Yesterday Tillie honored me with a visit. I wanted to go down town so I took her along and she was pleased. I thot she’d turn off for home when we came back by Mrs. Hans Anderson’s corner but she cam right along with me and sat in the big arm chair while I mended. I sent for a robe for you and it came yesterday but it was so cheap looking that even Daddy said, “Send it back and get a better one”, so now I think this one will suit us better.

Esther Glader told me today that Annie and Nellie have sold out and are living in a bungalow for the winter. I don’t know their new address yet. Well I hope they will have a good rest.

We had Baked beans for dinner today and grape pudding as specialties.

I am goind to try to remember to turn the Radio on at KSTP tomorrow at 8 and hear those hymns you wrote about. I’ll have to make a note for myself as I did when I listened to “Plain Bill” for Harriet last winter.

Margaret Anderson’s intended is here from Washington D.C. and they are to be married now any day. They will live in Washington D.C.

I want to take a little spin on the bike and play piano awhile and read a little. So this is all you get today. Love to all, Mother


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