We do appreciate all your thought-fullness expressed at
Christmas time by your cards and notes. Sorry we can’t possibly
reply personally to each one of you. Three years ago, the first
holiday when Elmer was ill, we stopped sending cards. It was too
much for me to handle alone and the picture hasn’t changed much
in that he still doesn’t handle any correspondence. Hope you
will understand. We say Thanks again.
We are now in the midst of a mid-Winter project going here, as
Marsha names it. Elmer called our home a barn this evening. We
hadn’t done anything to our living room walls since we moved in
eight years ago. Yes, you can guess the rest-. We’re
practically moved out for the painter to take over this week. My
poor hubby is so abused, but I’m sorry to say I believe it
still will get worse around here before improvement is noticed. I
think we’ll plan to visit each evening away from home until the
job is completed so he doesn’t divorce me.
Our grandson, David Gilson, who use to live with us several
years past, just left after bringing his new bride from Ohio to
spend two nights and days with us. He had returned last week from a
years tour in Okinawa as a Marine. It was so nice having them. They
are two fine young folks.
His family in Ohio made our Christmas complete. We missed the
wedding by a week. We had been out to his parents home in Ohio for
holidays but he was unable to get home until a week later.
The old Flu Bug has kept us from visiting too much in our own
community. We have been very fortunate. None of us have had it, but
a number of close friends have. We’ve almost been afraid to go
in a crowd.