Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1943 - Attorney for Pearl Wineland

Joseph Choate
530 West Sixth Street
Los Angeles

July 25, 1943.

Mr. & Mrs. Archie Wineland,
857 Thistle Street,
Seattle, Washingon.

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Wineland:

For some time your sister-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Wineland, of Los Angeles, has been conferring with me concerning her domestic difficulties and has at last decided to institute proceedings to obtain a divorce from Ervin Wineland, her husband, o n the groud of desertion. She has told me of your letter to her from time to time since his departure from Los Angeles, and in view of all that has tanspired since hs departure, and from your letters, undoubtedly you are in sympathy with her decision.

First, may I convey to you her assurance and also mine, that there is no desire or intention of proceeding any further than the mere matter of obtaining a divorce on the grounds of desertion. All that which has transpired heretofore is a closed matter so far as she is concerned except that she now feels that she should obtain her freedom after five years.

With this assurance coming from her I am writing task if you will assist her in serving upon her husband, Ervin Wineland, a copy of the Complaint for divorce? She has not known of his whereabouts since his departure and is not interested in his present whereabouts but as you undoubtedly know, under the law, a person must be personally served with a copy of the Complaint by any person over eighteen years of age, or it will be necessary fro Mrs. Wineland t go to the added expense of publishing for a period of three months, the fact that said complaint had been filed in the Countyof Los Angeles. In order to save Mrs. Wineland the cost of this publication I am writing you to ask if you will do her the favor of serving a copy of the Complaint if the copy is sent to you, or if you wish to have someone else serve it upon him will you see that the Complaint is put in the hand of someone else for service. All that needs to be done is to hand it to him personally.

In the event Mr. Ervin Wineland I not in your vicinity, then, if I sent you a copy of the Complaint will you send it to the Constable of the town where he resides, so that it may be served upon him? Whatever expenses are incurred in making the service will sent to you immediately after the service has been made, so that you will not be involved in any expense.

This procedure is suggested because your sister-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Wineland, thought that you might not care to disclose to her where her husband now is, and as I have said, she is not interested in his whereabouts only that she would like to have him serve personally rather than incur the expense of publication.

If you can assist Mrs. Wineland in this matter it will be greatly appreciated. I am enclosing a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your reply, and if you will assist her in this matter we will send to you by return mail a copy of the Complaint with instructions.

Thanking you for your early attention to this matter, I am

Very truly yours,



1962 - Geo & Ila

Osborne, Kansas.
Dec, 13th. 1962

Dear Archie and Mable:

Got your letter and card yesterday. I had been intending to write to you for over a month but guess I was just to lazy.

Couldn’t figure out your letter dated on July at first and then your last letter was dated on Nov 25th you must let your letters lay around for a month or so before mailing them Ha.

Well old Kansas sure had a good crop of every thing this year. Wheat averaged thrity bushels and Oats barley and corn were good and Milo was the best ever lots of milo went one Hundred and ten to twenty bushels on dry land and irrigated land as much as one hundred and fifty.

Seemed like we got rain every time we needed it. Hay and alfalfa and grass. The grass that I planted omy plowed lad is great, some of the blu steam is as high as the toas the car.

I am building a big dam on the south west corner of the section. It will be nearly thirty feet deep and will cost over three thousand dollars. The government pays half you know. Or I wouldn’t have built it.

I haven’t seen Ablert Hackerott or any of the bowlbys or Don CHRYSTLER FOR OVER A YEAR. Havent been to Natoma only once since last Spring. I was there on the night of Dec 3rd and got my fifty year Masonic pin. I was in fifty years in June 1961 but dint get my pinuntil the 3rd. Bob McEldowney and I are the only ones left alive of the ones that were in when we went in.

They said that night that Jay Russell will get his pin next year but he lives in Old Mexico. Do you remember Jay and Jess. I had forgotten all about them.

FIfty years is a long time to look ahead but not so far to look back.  Captain George Craig was the Master when I went in. Bob and Will both belonged Juis Horn Jim Pooley and Wilson Drake that I remember.

I see Marvin Wineland quite often and Shorty once in awhile. Shorty must have been pretty young when he got married. Don’t think he is over 66 or 67.

Gosh your dad must have had quite a bunch of kids in his three families. Don’t remember if I ever saw him after he married Roxie.

We a going to calif in January and I will sure go down to see Irvin and buy some of his cravings if I like them. Helen will gladly take us dwn to see him. Think that wood that he uses he shipped from Hawaii. He wrote me and told me all about it.

Now I see that JFK is going to ut taxes. I suppose it will be as much as fifteen cents per person. I really think that with in a couple grnerations that the Government will own all the land but of course they will let the people pay the taxes.

Wm and Katie were here in August for a few days. He could walk a little better but still has to use a cane. And is still in CLIF TAKING TREATMENTS> All their kids live in Colo now but Richard, Kathleen and Elane and they will move to Bolder as soon as they can.

I am glad that Shirley and Husband are back in US. When will his time be up or is he going to make a career out of it? And it will sure be nice for you and Mable to have another grandchild. Don’t suppose I wil ever have another. But it nice ti have several because the e is always of a chance of losing one or two.

Ada and her husband were here in September and said they were going to Hawaii in October and wanted us to go with them and we said we sure would and then Ada wrote and said her husband had backed out  We were really disappointed because I can hardly get Ila out of town So we finnaly did go to Utah for a few days. We went with another couple from Denver, Disnt get to see George as he was on Maoutain rounding up his cattle to sell, but we got to see all the rest and stopped by and Saw Clifford and Dude.

Well don’t wait so song to write next time.

Love to both from both of us.

Geo & Ila

1950 - Archie Wineland?

10 – 16 – 1950
6336 – 32nd – SW
Seattle, 6 Wash..

Dear Uncle Geo, and Aunt Violet,

Got your nice letter so will answer before I forget. Aunt Violet, that was a nice newsy one you wrote Shirley. Glad you got to take a trip, and I know you Folks enjoyed it. Did you get to see the Building at Coz Geos, that they used in taking the Picture? I got quite a kick out of that. Quite a country out there isn’t it? I don’t believe I’ve seen Lucille since we came west, yet mabe I have, any way I’ll bet if I met her I’D know her for sure. You wrote about the Deer hunting in Utah, ts about the same situation here, Irv and I were out opening Day up over the pass, and we never saw one. Ran into lots of Elk sign, but no Deer Probab ly too high up, but down lower there were too many hunters too suit me. The Game Dept estimates theres over 100,000 hunters that went out of Seattle. There has been 6 killed so far. (hunters) Very few Bucks so far. Irv and I plan on Going this Wk end. Ha an Elk hunt all fixed up, but the Fellow I was going with called up and decided he hadn’t better go ashe would loose too much time from work. Since I’m working too, it isn’t so disappointing as we can go over east from of the Mts and take in a Sat and Sun and loose no time. Next door neighbors Father killed a bear yesterday, and his 12 year old grandson killed the young one. Old mother bear weighed 175 and small one 75, I’ll bet the grandson feels big. I saw a black bear that was killed yesterday, and it was awful thin. Theres lots of bear in this country.

See by the paper they had a big rain around Natoma, bet the wheat is big enough for pasture. Would like to be back there, I’d go after that buck I saw. Hope Ralph got the alfalfa sowed. I wrote Warrena, but haven’t heard from her. Guess I’l have to write Ralph and find out what kind of a deal he will make. Mom and Shirley say they will be back, but mom says she wants to know what the set up is before she quts her job to go. What do you think would be a good and fair deal for both? I know one thing for sure, if I ever go back to the Ranch I’m never going to come back to this contry. I do think tho that it would be a better deal than working. Cattle are going to be high, and every thing else for

1929 - re: Bill Kirk estate - E. E. Spencer, Atty

Ernest E. Spencer
Attorney at Law
Hayes Center, Nebrska

May 23, 1929.

Mr. Archie Wineland
Natoma, Kansas.

Dear Sir:      In re: Estate of Bill Kirk, deceased.

I have been intending to write you for some time concerning my findings on the questions you asked me concerning the above estate, but I have been so busy as County Attorney with criminal work that was forced to put this matter off.

The records show that Mrs. Kirk during the course of the probate of the above estate secured permission of the District Court to sell the real estate on the ground that there was not sufficient personal property to satisfy the debts against the estate. The land was then sold by Mrs. Kirk as administratrix at public sale to Joseph Hruza, he being the highest bidder for $3500.00. The amount of land involved in the sale was two quarters or 320 acres and the amount of the debt of the estate as claimed by Mrs Kirk was #3622.15. The land as you will note sold for a little over $10.00 per acre. It is probably worth from $15.00 t $20.00 per acre. Mrs. Kirk as administratrix gave a deed to Joseph Hruza, her brother on Jan. 9th and on Feb. 13th Joseph Hruza deeded the land back to her for one dollar and other valuable considerations. On April 15th Mrs. Kirk gave a mortgage on the land to one Frank Kroutliek for $2000.00.

I have had a talk with one of the appraisers, Mr. John Curran and while he admitted that the personal property was appraised low he said that all of the farm machinery was old worn out stuff and that it would not bring any more on a public sale. He was favorable to Mrs. Kirk and in reply to one of my questions said that Mrs. Kirk deserved everything that was coming to her. Mrs. Kirk as also allowed by the county court $100.00 per month for 12 months for support of herself and family during the administration of the estate. While this was very high yet no objection was made at the time it was allowed so it would be impossible to object to that part of it now.
I have also had a talk with Atty. John F. Cordeal of McCook, who is considered one of the best probate lawyers in this part of the State and we both agreed that while there is no doubt but that you heirs couldopen up the proceedings which were had and that you might be able to get the deed to the land set aside on the ground of fraud, yet there would be such a small amount of money involved that it is doubtful whether it would more than pay the expense. We also came to the conclusion that unless we could show that the property had been fraudulently appraised to low and that the claims allowed against the estate were in part improper that the sale of the land by Mrs. Kirk to pay the debts would probably stand. If the court found that the debts were proper and that the sale by Mrs. Kirk was proper we would loose the case. While it seems clear to me that there was a considerable amount of fraud yet I feel that it will be hard to prove and for that reason I would not want you to spend any money when it is very doubtful whether you would get any money if you won the suit. If this land is worth $15.00 er acre the total value would be $4800.00 and after the debts of the estate were subtracted there would be $1177.85 to divide between Mrs. Kirk and you 8 children which would give each of you a little over $100.00. The expense of the resale of the land would also have to come out of this sum if the court set the deed to the land aside. After the expense of suit and attorneys fees I am doubtful if you would have anything left.

I trust that this has fully answered your questions and I will be glad to be of service to you heirs at any time in any way.

Very truly yours,

(signed) E. E. Spencer


Personal note: Guess my grandfather lost the land he was expecting when his father died.  Fraud is fraud, no matter how you look at it. Mrs. Kirk (in my research) sounds like a real b***ch. My great grandfather Cary Wineland aka Bill Kirk, sounds like an interesting person and the theme "what comes around, goes around," seems to have happened to him in the end. 

1937 - Wallowa County Relief Committee

July 14, 1937

RE: WINELAND, Irvin George

Mrs. Esther Kelly Watson, Supervisor
Children’s Department
Multnomah County Relief Committee
552 County Courthouse
Portland, Oregon

Dear Mrs. Watson:

I have recently had the opportunity to again discuss with Mr. and Mrs. Archie Wineland the matter of them taking their nephew into their home. It was explained to them that the maximum amount that they could receive for the care of one child would be $18.00 monthly. It was felt that they could take the boy for that amount but that they did not wish to make it a permanent arrangement until they had seen the boy and he had spent some time with them. It is suggested that perhaps he could spend the two remaining months prior to the opening of the school year with them pending their permanent decision. If he were a likeable and desirable child they would then consider keeping him permanently if aistance were given them financially.

Would Multnomah County consider giving them a temporary grant for two months at $18.00 per month and would his transportation here and his return, if necessary, be provided?

Yours very truly


(Miss) Floris Sorensen,
County Administrator

1937 - Wallowa County Relief Committee

April 23, 1937


Mrs. Esther Kelly Watson,
Children’s Department
Multnomah County Relief Committee
551 County Courthouse
Portland, Oregon

My Dear Mrs. Watson:

I have recently discussed the matter of Irvin Wineland’s care with Mrs. Archie Wineland and she has indicated that it would not be possible for them to take the child in their home without financial aid and they would like to know what assistance they would receive and from whomit would be received, should it be decided to bring the boy to Wallowa. As had been explained in previous letters, Mr. and Mrs. Wineland and small daughter have been self-supporting since their arrival in Oregon from Kansas but they have had great difficulty in remaining independent and it would be impossible for them to take another member into the family without adequate financial aid.

It is the understanding of this office that in June the Dependent Children’s Program becomes effective. However, it is not known what the procedure will be regarding children o are non-resident in the County. Will Multnomah County care for Irvin Wineland in Wallowa County? Mr. and Mrs. Winlenad would like to know what amount they would receive monthly if they did take the child. I feel sure that if financial arrangements can be made that no better care could be obtained for the boy. Has Johanna Wineland reported the whereabouts of her parents?

Yours very truly


By (Miss) Floris Sorensen, Exec. Secy.

1985 - Wava Wineland

McPherson, Kansas,
Dec 20, 1985

Dear Mable,

I don’t think you know who I am. I remember meeting you only one time. My name used to be Wineland. I am the daughter of Ira Wineland & the Granddaughter of Marshall Wineland. My mother was a Seaman. Her brother Joe Seaman was married to Nettie White.

I have wanted to contact you or your daughter for some time but didn’t have an address. I know Aunt Laura used to be in contact with some of you folks. But she is gone. I saw this address in the Natoma paper. Anyway I know your daughter especially has done some research & gathered information on the Wineland Family History.

I just wrote a book on my memories of the Wineland Family. It is mostly a personal book written for my children and grandchildren. Telling mostly of my growing up years in Osborne Co. There were so many relatives, living near, that I knew personally not just heard of. The book has 200 pages of picturs, maps, stories & family history. It covers about five generations o Winelands. The books cost $26.00 each to hve made. I only had 50 books made up. I only have 2 or 3 left that are not spoken for. I could let you have one if you are interested. Total cost would be $28.00 as it takes $2.00 for mailing. (I’ve tried to get one into each branch of the John Wineland Family)

It is cold & miserable in Kansas. Hope this finds you & your family well and may you have a Merry Christmas. This may not reach you as I don’t have a street address.


Wava Nelson

PS I sent this before Christmas but the letter was return – so will try again.

1971 - M Robinson

Seattle Wn.,
Jan -11-71

Dear Mabel –

Just a line to say hello and to thank you for the very nice xmas card. I wanted to send one to you but didn’t know where to sent it as I hadn’t heard from you since last xmas when you were in Alaska as I didn’t think you were still there or was very much surprised to hear from you from Japan, how long have you been living there?

Well I guess it’s a small world these days places are not as far away as they use to see to be before the fast planes brought them so much closer to every-thing.

Well I’m still here managing this apt. house but I am getting awful tired of it too. My one and only vacation I’ve had since 1965 was in November 1968.

So I am going to try and get away from here for a week, orso as soon as a friend of mine gets over the flu and feels better then she will come over and take care of the place until I come back.

I may give it up later on this year as its getting so dangerous here now with the robberies and all, a person is afraid to go out at night at all you are not safe even in the day-time.

It would be nice if a person could go out in the evening for a walk when the weather is nice but those day are gone for-ever I guess.

Sure hope you folks have more freedom from this sort of thing than we do.

Well Mable hope you and the family had a nice happy holiday season and also all well.

When are you coming back to the state? Glad to hear the people are so nice that helps a lot.

So will close for now I have a very bad headache excuse the scribbling.

Wishing you and yours the best for the New Year, as always

Margarite Robinson

PS Drop a line if you have time.

1971 - Elsie Woodside

 7544 – 15th Ave. SW
Seattle Wash. 98106
Friday March 5-1971

Dear Mable.

Been waiting & waiting to hear from you. I’ve talked to Mrs. Taylor three or four times since she came home. One of these days I’m going to try and get over to her house and see the pictures she has. She certainly must have enjoyed her visit. I’m so glad.

I’ve been waiting & waiting to get at least a “why don’t you write letter,” from where ever you were at, until I talked to Mrs. Taylor. Myletters to you came back & so did the 2 bundles of shopping news I had mailed. Reason I sent them, was there were notices about Gil Conte and his new place of entertaining.

Haven’t even heard from your mother since I got her card Christmas. Then she was still in Ore, but said she was going to California for Christmas.

At least I know you are still with us on this old Planet, which is really getting abused. No wonder we’re having Earthquacks & by the way was your sister in that quack area? Right now we have had snow still little here & there & so cold for this time of year. Jim hasn’t been outside to walk even as far as Dunlaps for couple of weeks.

He hasn’t been feeling to good since Christmas. Looks good but right after Christmas he got this huge bail, or carbuncle or infection, thing on his neckjust above the hair line. That was the worse thing I ever tried to take care of. It’s still has little swelling. If he’d only stop picking it. Took Dr 3 trips out to see him. Now guess what? For a week now I’ve been trying to get, whatever caused this one that’s now on his left hand. It’s on his index finger, between the knuckle joint & first joint on that finger. I think it’sover the worse now. Needless to say, Jan & Feb. have been the months I sure haven’t had much sleep. My house is really dirty but, I just don’t have strength to do much cleaning. But one of these days, I’ll surprise myself & really dig things out.

I can’t go over & see Mother as often as I’d like too, but she calls me every night. I have only seen Pinky & Bee once since the middle of Dec. Christmas was a pai in the neck. But Just Jim & I and we enjoyed a quiet day. (I think)

Say Mable, I don’t think I told you before But the tag on the outside of your pkg to me said One Tea set.” When I opened it Gordon & Don had stopped by. It was the yarn winder. Don showed me how to put it together. Anyway I went down to Irene’s & Marcia was there so I told the girls, my tea set was a yard winder. Marcia looked at Irene & then they just hawled, she said, “Oh my yarn winder whatever that is, is a ice tea set.” O we all got a laugh out of that. I still haven’t seen her “yarn winder,” & some day when I can visit for more than 15 min or so, I’ll show Marcia the yarn winder.

Mable I have so much to tell you, but I’m going to make this little short. I’m sending it to Myron & see if you get this one. Did you even get the Christmas pkg Betty MacLaughlin sent you? This week she is home sick with the Flu. So Irene didn’t get to go over there, Irene said Mac isn’t very well. She can tell you about them. Irene’s letter came back too.

It’s 7:30 a.m. I’ve got to get up & fix breakfast, dress Jim’s finger, & if I’m ready by 9:50 a.m. Irene will take me up shopping. Atta never gets going until almost supper time. Once in a while I get her to go around 3 or 3:30 but then I’m always late with supper, but I’m thankful to have some one kind enough to take me shopping & to see mother.

I’m sending this to Myron & see if you get it. If you do, please drop me a note fast. Love, Elsie

Give our love to all Did you get your tax notice ours is over $200.00 next yer it will be more.

Note: this a Mable’s best friend from Seattle. They lived 3 houses apart from each other. This friendship lasted over 50 years. Jim and  Elsie passed away in the 70’s. Grandmother was without her best friend for close to 10 years. She was greatly missed by all (our family as well).

Jan 1929 - C D Brge

Boomsville MO
Jan 23th 1929

Mrs. Sarah A. True
Dear sister will write you a few lines & had a Letter from one of your friends I have forgoten her Name she said you had the flu I answered her Letter But have herd Nothing more from you hope you are well By this time if you Did Not Get well I hope Lance Brady will write me and Let me know I taken the flu too months ago today am up Now But am week

the weather is cold here and I Don’t Go out so if you Get thin Letter write or have some Body to write for you hoping this Letter Reaches you and finds you well or at least much improved

I am your
Brother C. D. Birge

Monday, November 5, 2012

April 1958 - Mrs Louie White

On the Envelope:

Mrs. Louie E. White
Natoma Kans

No Such Number (check mark)

Mr and Mrs Archie Wineland
1414 Holden
Seattle 6 Wash


Apr 29, 58
Dear Archie and Mable,

Guess I’ll write a little Iv forgot if I wrote last or not. Iv got so I forget so bad.  some things I can remember all right then others I forget But guess others do the same I have some sad news to write But maybe someone else has all ready told you Poor Aunt Mattie was laid away yesterday Pm. It was such a shock for us as she had kept her ailment so careful that we shouldn’t know it she did write Uncle Geo But he was to keep quiet about it so others wouldn’t hear she had cancer of the breast and kept spreading It had been going for years They had went to Texas a time or two But it seemed to just be on trips we supposed to be pleasure trips then here came a death message. Thursday (writing in pencil) It just seems as tho it cant be possible Poor Bob he looked so bad and then for him. The old Lot is filling for a long time your mother laid there alone then, grandmother & Uncle Louie grandfather Aunt Violet, Now- and Aunt Nettie and Aunt Mattie and my place is waiting for me, and likely wont be a very long wait. So its filling up pretty fast the past few years Uncle Wm and Aunt Katie didn’t get to come perhaps you knew that. Have you got to see them yet Elaine isn’t very far from you Is she? Iv not felt too good the last 3 or 4 days was on the bed part of Sun and of course yesterday was hard on me and today Iv been on the bed a good part of the day again hope I can feel better and get at something again. Gladys didn’t get to come to the funeral yesterday they bought a home in Waldo and live there now they want to see the farm Bryan is in Hosp. Again went Thurs I believe Twice he’s been there since last fall. Guess Ill go to bed and finish in the m. (back to pen) Sat m Well here its Sat and this isn’t on the way yet.  We are getting soaked this m and believe it rained a good part of the night or commenad partly early this m and been coming pretty steady this forenoon you have never written for a long time Do you ever plan to come back to see your native state any more It looks a little lighter maybe it isn’t raining so heavy.
Guess this all for this  time, Have a letter started to Philo and G so I should try and get it read for the mail box too.

Write when you can
Your Natoma Aunt  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

August 1 (1959) - Unknown

August 1

Dear Shirley and all,

I haven’t run on to any work as yet. Boeing lost a contract of some sort, I have no idea what. They haven’t been doing any hiring since.

Things haven’t been the same since you, Chris & Lynn eft. It is kind of quiet.

Lynn & Chris will be pretty big, compared to the time they left, when I see them again.

Learn a lot of the German language so you can teach it to me when you g back.

I haven’t been home much any of the last week and a half. I have only watched a few TV programs in that time. I met a kid, Dave Holtzclaw from White Center and weve been together every since. He and his fokls are real nice, we get along fine. Dave is as much a screwball as I am.

I put my HiFi on that 3 legged whatchamacallit beside the bed.

I’ve taken up reading as a pastime now. In the last 2 weeks I’ve read 10 pocket size books. I’ve read 4 assorted and 6 by Rex Stut. (the ones with Nero Wolfe in it)

My car became immobile last Tuesday. Tuesday and Wed. it was down because of a broken starter. Every thing is ship shape now.

Better sign off now, getting tired.

Love always,

(looks like) Jollad

Note:  Believe this to have been written in 1959.

July 18, 1959 - Diane George

July 18, 1959

Dear Shirley & Family,

I’ve been thinking about what I would write all day. Now that I’ve started, I don’t know what to say. Frist I’ll ask how your trip was. I hope you didn’t have a hard time with the kids.

Your mother said, you were lucky to get to go. I’m so happy you got to go.

If you have time, would you write and tell me about your house. Your mother didn’t ay much about it, but she said was interesting to read about in your letter. She said you have great, big keys, and double windows. How does Chris like it in Germany, and the baby? I bet he is glad to see his daddy.

You know our puppy. Well his ears are trying to stand up. Right now the left ear is up and his right ear is still down, like when you saw him. We got him his cod-liver oil to make his ears stand up. Boy, does he love it. He takes it from a spoon, just like a baby. Enough about my dog.

I don’t know Myron but say hello to him for me. I hope I will meet him some time.

Mamma and your mother had a Tupper party today. They sold about $20 worth. They said it was not much but they learned from it.

I sure miss you Shirley but I know you like I better in Germany with Myron.

As you can tell I am an awful letter-writter, so be patient with me till I can brush up on my spelling and English. Write when you can.

Your Friend
Diane George

PS I don’t know if you have our address so here it is:
Seattle 16 Wash
This letter is not very long but I’ll improve with time.

August 4, 1959 - Darlene & Bob

August 4, 1959
Dear Shirley, Myron & kiddies –

Gee it was so nice to get your letter – I would have answered sooner but we had had company from Calif., for a week. A couple we met in Texas. Myron knows him, his name is Jonnie Worley. We really had a great time but I was so tired from chasing and lack of sleep I couldn’t hardly move. Bob was & still is on vacation & we are really enjoying it all we can. Ronnie & Bob went down & watched the hydro-planes try out today & you can well imagine how Ronnie liked that. The weather hasn’t been too nice this weektho so it kind of limits us as to what we can do.

Tomorrow we plan to put the 3rd coat of paint on our house (which I have) & it sure looks nice now. I just love to paint.

Oh yes, I am going to play golf Thurs & that is a real joke as I don’t even know how to hold the club – but Bob insists I go – so if he wants to baby sit who am I to argue.

You remember Joy DuCharme don’t you? Well she had  baby girl last week, don’t know what kind of a mother she will make but who knows she may be better than me!!

Gee your trip just sounded so nice & what an experience for you. I’m so glad you like it so well, but even if it were a hole it would be wonderful just to be with your hubby & family. I don’t doubt but what Myron does love that little girl she is so sweet & Chris is just a regular little man.

Ain’t you surprised that I don’t have a list a mile long of all the things I need from Germany? I’ll wont until you have time to settle & for me to get some money (that is another joke). Only one little thought if you ever run into Channel #5 price it for me & maybe I can save my pennies!

Well, butter get to bed now & try to catch up on a little sleep but I will be writing again.

Take good care of yourselves & write when you have time.


Darlene, Bob
Kathie & Ronnie