August 8, 1934
You have been so splendid in issuing your progress bulletins that I am rather ashamed of my failure to keep up with you, but durn it all, you don’t stay put long enough in one spot for the postman to catch up with you. Right now there is probably a letter awaiting you at the Chicago YMCA, but you may not get this note till after you reach home, so it’s sort of hopeless, but here goes.
Lad is home (from his work for the Civilian Conservation Corp, CCC) all this week having obtained permission to do so in the hope he would be needed at the office if George’s plan to visit the Fair materialized. It fell through, but Lad took advantage of the opportunity anyway.
Corinne Flaniken is visiting at Trumbull. She came Thursday and she and Elizabeth cooked up a plan to have Mrs. Gritman do the housework while she was here.
Two members of the Trumbull Fire Company who will assist at the annual affair which opens tonight are Stephen J. Kascak (left) and Alfred D. Guion. Kascak is vice-chairman of the committee while Guion, a director of the company, will help with the tickets.
The Carnival opened last night. I did not go down, but I learned there was a rather small attendance but a fair amount of money spent. Elizabeth and Peggy served in the Tea Room. Weather ideal.
Saturday night, the girls in the neighborhood gave a farewell party to Arnold and asked permission to hold it in our house. I reluctantly granted it having in mind our failure to do something similar for you. Enclosed clipping from last night’s paper will give details. The list of articles on the scavenger hunt is enclosed.
Scavenger Hunt list
4.relegr am Blank (?)
5. False Teeth
6.Stamper from Library
7. Something with feathers eight
9.Telephone Book from public place
10.Flannel nightshirt (man’s)
11.Menu from anywhere
12 Ladies Dance set
13 Men’s Garters
14.Bulb from Street Light (unbroken)
15.Board from stand of Carnival
16.Lock of Red hair
17.Fish from fishbowl
18. Clock (electric)
20. Animal from Beardsley Park
21.Ticket from show (whole)
22.Year of corn
23.Ice cream dish
24.Corn cob pipe
25.a black poodle dog
26.Bottle of oil from gas station
27.screen off of window
29.Button from Usher in show
330.Something ending in A
31.piece of green velvet
32.get a flea
33.Sugar Cubes from diner
34.sign from $.10 store
35 Stove Pipe
36 Pint of cream
37. Something from Merit Highway
38.Gaily painted ladder
39.Souvenir from couple in Beardsley Park
40.A train schedule
Grandma and Uncle Burton drove over from Ossining Sunday afternoon to see Corinne (Flaniken, I haven’t figured out how she knows the family, yet.)
Aunt Elsie is coming to Trumbull on the 26th to celebrate her birthday. Do you anticipate being home by that time? You do know from Uncle Francis today in which he expresses the hope you will stop out there again on your way home.
I am so glad you are meeting all of Mother’s folks. You are an ambassador without portfolio, charged with the mission of extending a goodwill message all with an earnest invitation to visit us when any of them come east.
Well, here’s hoping this reaches you in time. I think if you sent your letter to the office they would reach me sooner.
Good luck, bon voyage and lots of love.
Tomorrow, another update on Ced’s Coming of Age Adventure.