Letter from Grandma Green: September 1973

Dear one and all,

Please don’t think I forgot your anniversary [1]. I tried looking for some cards that I had bought sometime ago, but just couldn’t find them, but will soon as I’m doing a bit of cleaning every day. This card will have to do. Hope you had a perfect day. Imagine you all went out to eat some place, and made a big thing of it.

Boy it was chilly this morning, down to 49°. I turned the heater on and then burned a bit of wood.

Sure miss that Dona [2]. Haven’t anyone to plan meals for, although I did eat good last night, steak, salad and the whole bit. Dog wants in.

Miss her and so does Chubby [3]. Chubby wouldn’t eat a thing until Tuesday.

Chubby January of the year this letter was written
Chubby the year before this letter was written

Must hurry this along so I can get it up to the mail box. Miss Dona there too [4].

I’m O.K. miss Dad [5], but things will get better, just have to keep an open mind and remember everything good about him.

Fished last evening, caught one small bass, one bluegill, and bullhead and a dog fish. Yes Dona, I took a hammer and killed the bullhead, this time I made sure it was dead [6].

I’m so glad that the kids are coming up for a week.

I’m going to Jim Lorentz’s wedding the 22nd. Reception at Lehman’s. He’s getting married and no job.

Write again soon, you two,

Love,

Mom

Notes:
  1. Mom and Dad’s anniversary was September 4th so this was probably written shortly after that []
  2. After Grandpa Green died I spent several weeks with Grandma. We bonded more than ever that summer []
  3. Chubby was Grandma’s beagle mix []
  4. Until reading this, I didn’t realize I was helpful to her []
  5. Grandpa died of complications from a leg amputation in July of 1973. He was a good man []
  6. there must have been an incident where one of us was stung by the bullhead’s stinger []

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