March 27, 1952
Your very good letter came the other day, so I’ve decided now is the best time to answer, even though I may go to sleep on the job. I have waited for a letter from you before writing as I believe that it has been quite some time since I last wrote, but I’ve had plenty of letters to write besides, as I’ve gotten out a circular and that always means oodles of letters.
It was good to hear all of the local farm news. That tractor must really travel. It must be something. Well, I still remember the horses, such as old Walt. Ask mom if she does. He took her for a ride once in a ditch. How are the roads now? And say, did you get your lunch?
Lois wrote mentioning the boyfriend and the wedding plans briefly. She told about her new dress. So mom has a new floor lamp and chair. Whereabouts does she have those sitting in the living room?
Next week Jacksons come and they will begin to build my kitchen. The Jacksons will be living with me so that will mean fruit basket upset for my house. They will be here all of the month of April.
Today the native commissioner and his wife stopped in. They seem very nice. Some of them are very officious and not a bit friendly. The government officials in the various places change around considerably or are moved around so we have a new one quite often.
School is going along quite well. I’m getting to know the boys now. Some I like and some I don’t take much of a fancy to, as it is with most teachers. Some try to keep on the good side of me and so when I’m around, as mom says, butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths.
Yes, I remember your lovely lawn. Be thankful for it. Everything is dead looking already here and the flowers are mostly finished.
I see in the paper where there was a bad tornado in the south killing quite a number of people. That is something to have them so early in the season, isn’t it?
Yes, I suppose the meat, etc., goes quickly when it is so handy in the deep freeze. My little fridge works very well and I get meat once a week from the store in Bindura and it keeps good in the fridge for about a week. It makes it nice to be able to get meat easily like that.
Are you to be best man or usher or nothing at the wedding? Where is it going to be? How are they going to do it, etc., etc.???
I’m glad to hear that Evans is getting along O.K. He surely had a fall, didn’t he? So you think that you’ll get the house painted. You want to be sure and scrape that old stuff off where it is scaling. Your house will be improved in looks once it gets a new paint job. I want to do the inside of my place during vacation after Conference.
Well, I’m very tired and sleepy, so I must go to bed. Morning comes so very quickly.
Write again, Larry. Tell Pa that I wouldn’t mind some more of those catches for the screen door if he can send some with something somebody sends sometime. I used those others at Msengedzi and now I need some for up here. I hope that this finds you all well and that you have a Happy Easter.
Love to all,