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handwritten by Irene Pfleger Wachdorf
Lawndale, Apr 9 ---58
Dear Dolores, Les + family:
Have been thinking of you all so much of late I'm wondering if everyone and everything is alright at your house. Not having received an answer to my letter of Mar 27 naturally I'm commencing to worry. Francis seemed to be rather evasive too when I asked him about you and all the family at your house, so be sure and write soon and let me know.
We have had quite a siege of chicken pox and measles, in fact it seems as though all the kiddies around here had either one of the other. Of course with all the shots they get nowadays for this and that and the other thing, it doesn't seem as though they get any sickness too bad.
Went to a baby shower on Ruth Kelly who lives next door the other night, had it across the street at Romayne Thompson's house--had a very nice time and won a very nice prize--a Wear Ever pencil fountain pen like a Paper Mate all in a very pretty box. Am expecting to go to another one soon as the girl next door to Ruth is expecting about a week after Ruth and I'm sure I'll get an invitation to one on her too as she invited me to her Stanley demonstration about a year ago and we always have quite a confab when we meet in the yard on Mondays when we all hang out our wash. She is a young girl from Chicago married to an Italian although I don't think she is Italian. I think she is of foreign extraction like Polish or something.
We have the most wonderful neighbors I think anyone could have. Leo Kelly next door is always wanting to do something for us. He is the one that took dad to the doctor every day for about 2 or 3 weeks--still comes over or hollers over the fence if there is something he can do.
Had my neighbor across the street come to visit me yesterday for about an hour, said she invited me to visit her so many times and I never come over so she thought she would visit me. Lost her son 18 years old in the service where the plane he was in crashed in Turkey, no one could see him as he was so badly burned.
She has the little boy Danny about 4 or 5 years old that used to come over with his lunch when dad was weeding in front and would kneel alongside of him and ask him about a million questions while eating his lunch. Dad told him one day if he didn't eat his sandwich the ants would get it as he had it laying on the grass but he said he didn't care because he had already eaten the cookies and the ants could have the sandwich. Every now + then he comes over and rings our bell and wants to know if I have any candy and if I say no he wants to know why not or if I'm going to get some when I go to the store.
Well darling I hope you have a most wonderful and happy birthday and that you are all feeling fine and I'm sending you the cologne or whatever it is that Larry bought you for Xmas--don't mention it to any of the rest of the family and I'm also enclosing some little towels that Jean bought me when they lived out here and that are only taking up space--don't mention that either as I try to send each one the same but you being our only daughter I can send you whatever I only have one set of.
Well darlings it's almost time to get dad up for breakfast and I want to get this in the email as soon as dad has his breakfast so I'll say toodle oo for now hoping to hear from you soon and that all are well I am as ever
I'm sending you a house coat that I will never wear. Hope you can use it
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