“Dearest Jean & Jerry,
Here I am late again but there has been such an excitement all week till last nite. Sun evening Fred called us and said Barney Hill died Sat morning and that he wanted us to meet Inga on the night train Sun nite as she was bringing the corpse out. Someone had to go along with that on a train. All the rest came by car. Inga told them shed come with Barney as long as we lived here and she was coming anyway.
He was buried Wed afternoon at Appleton. They had a military funeral for him. Hazel took it so hard I’m really worried about her. It was the saddest funeral I ever was to. He had an operation last Tues and would maybe have got over that but he got pneumonia. They all left again last nite (Wed eve).
Jerry you dont have to send the boys the letter you got from Lorne because they got one just like it. I guess he had them typed all alike. The pictures sure turned out good. I’ll send the negatives back soon as we get some taken.
Have you heard from Beany yet? We havent but had a letter from Cliff and hes getting a furlough this spring. I can hardly wait. Wished poor Beany could to. If he cant we are going to see him when Dad gets his vacation this summer.
Dad goes back to work April 1st. He was to Dr Kaufman today and he said he could but not to lift or work hard at tall. Dad told me to tell you he really couldnt accept the job you got for him. He really couldnt do that. Said he was sorry. He’ll write to you soon about it.
This afternoon is our W.R.C. meeting and tonite our lodge and tomorrow afternoon I’m asked to Payne’s to a party. Guess I’ll run my pants off soon. Ha Ha.
Milly got her goods Jean and will write to you tonite. You must excuse my writing as I’m holding Susan. She woke up so crabby. Shes gotten a cold. First cold shes had this winter. Fred, Inga, Dad and I were to Odessa and Ortonville Tues and we took Susan along. Guess she got it then. She’s be alright in a day or so. I have sort of a sore throat myself.
Well must close and get ready for our meeting. I’ll write again Sat eve or Sun.