Nellie July 19th, 1943

September 29

Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

“Dearest J & J,

Its 11:45 Sun nite and I’m sitting in bed writing letters. I got Susan rolling around the bed. Shes telling stories to herself. I never seen such a youngster. Shes never sleepy. She doesnt miss her mother at tall. Shes asked for her only twice. Hope Milly is having a good time there.

I have company. Grandma Peterson is here. Guess she is staying all this week. She rooms here and goes out during the day and visited her friends. Bill left last Wed nite. Sais he was going to Mpls to find work.

I’m sending you the snap shots Winne sent to me to see and you can give them back to her. Im keeping the negatives cause I’m having some of them made for myself. So if you want some you can get the negatives from me sometime. They are all good but one of me alone. Thats terrible so dont show that to no one.

I got a snap shot of Dad now Im sending to the boys tomorrow and one of you kids, Susan, Dad and I holding some fish. Jean you have your swimming suit on.

We drove to the Turin bridges tonite. I fished awhile but didnt get any. Some got quite a few but I only fished an hour as we got started so late.

Our W.R.C. has a picnic in the park Thurs afternoon. Grandma, Susan and I are going and the neighbors around here are having a party for grandma some afternoon this week in the park.

Dad sent you a coupon for gas and we gave Milly one to, to give you. Hope she didnt forget to give it to you.

I have canned 7 qts of dill pickles and 3 qts of beet pickles from my garden and Im canning bread and butter pickles this week. We will have lots of cucumbers. Am going to sell some as I cant can all we will get. Its just thick of flowers.

We havent heard from Beany yet but had a nice long letter from Cliff. Spose you have to by now.

Well must close and be sure to give or send those pictures back to Winne as she wants them back to put into her album. Hope you kids are fine and write soon.

Much love, Mom”

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