Has anyone noticed that the price of tissues has gone up? When you are going through almost a box per day it gets a little pricey! I have been dealing with the worst case of the creeping crud that I have had in years and it still persists. Coughing. Blowing ones nose. Snuffing. Honking. Coughing some more. I did go see my doctor and she checked for pneumonia but so far so good that is not the case.
After just so many reruns of I Love Lucy and Little House On the Prairie I decided to putter away on my craft closet when I felt up to it. Over the last week I have filled three horse grain bags full of stuff, mostly scraps of paper that I was saving for another project not unlike ones fabric scraps.
I did come across some interesting things that I had forgotten about that came into my hands through a box of old cards. I did block out the names as these people are probably still around here somewhere but I think the box came out of a house that was being sold as they had passed on. Please excuse the ramblings of a cough medicine dependant person…..
Just to show you how things have gone up over the years take a look at this bill they got when they had a baby. No SHE had the baby, I still don’t get this WE are pregnant deal but that’s a rant for another time although I think I may have already ranted about it……..I digress……
In case this doesn't come though large enough to read I will print some of the charges.
Room, board, nursing care for 7 days @ $6.00 per day $42.00
Nursery and Attendance for 6 days @ $1.50 per day $9.00
Operating room fee and Delivery $10.00
For a total $62.20
Also in this stack of papers was the receipt of the $10.00 deposit that they had to pay before the baby arrived. And a receipt for the $12.20 that they owed on their ‘house’ account.
These people kept meticulous records as there was also the slip for the $50.00 cash that they paid. Paid In Full for that new baby! How exciting it must have been for them!
Four years earlier they applied for a marriage license as the husband was in the army and was home for a short furlough. They wanted to waive the blood test that we all had to have back in the olden days. It says ‘due to the national emergency we wish to be married without delay’ and it was granted.
Now I know another young couple that got married while the husband was in the war and that would be my parents, you know, Snowbird and Snowbird Jr. There was an envelope amidst all the stuff I went through with pictures that my cousin sent me a while back.
My Mom had to travel to Oklahoma to meet up with my Dad to get married which they did. When he had to return to the war she came back and lived with my grandparents on the farm. That’s my Mom in front and my Dad on the right holding my uncle and my grandparents on the left.
He sent her pictures regularly. These were taken in Germany.
Here he is with some of his buddies.
After the war Dad came home and they settled in on the farm beside my grandparents. My two older sisters came along and this picture was in that envelope too. Three years later I was born then after seven years my younger sister and brother arrived. :o)
It’s been fun going though so much stuff and finding some treasures. I must make copies and shared them with my siblings. Oh, there was one last picture that I think I will share with you all but my mother will probably kill me when she gets home from Florida……… WOOHOO!