Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, September 28th, 1935

Still quiet

Keep in mind, that Mary is very pregnant at this time and probably quite exhausted from Paul's recent illness.

Tuesday, September 24th, 1935

All quiet

What do you think happened these days?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 20th, 1935

We can only trust

The fever has broke. Paul is very weakened from his illness. But finally the family can catch their breath and get some rest as Paul continues to recover.

Lloyd has to work on Sunday. Overtime is welcomed because a lay-off is in the offering.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monday, September 16th, 1935

Doctors come, Paul no better, and then...

Ever have a doctor tell you the obvious? It happened to Mary. The doctors pronounce that Paul is no better. She already knew that. The vigil continues. Alcohol rubs. Ice packs.

Mary finally write her mother. She is so afraid. Finally, the doctors decide. It is Typhoid. The doctors say a quarantine sign must go up, but she tells them her side of things.

Then finally, the fever breaks.

Thursday, September 12th, 1935

Paul has persistent fever

I sure hat to see Paul sick, Mary writes. He has a fever of 103 degrees. There is grave concern. Mary is afraid to tell her own mother who is still recovering from surgery.

She is up day and night with Paul, bathing him to cool him down. Lloyd's adult sons come by and bring ice cream for the little sufferer who now has a fever of 105. Everyone is worried. Will the other kids remain healthy?

Sunday, September 8th, 1935

School starts, Paul gets sick

Hey, who stole the tomatoes? Well, that's Marion, Ohio, for you.

School starts, but 8 year old Paul is not well. By Thursday he comes home from school crying. He won't eat. Typhoid Fever is feared.

Wednesday, September 4th, 1935

Mother home from the hospital

Life is hectic for a very pregnant Mary, but her mother, Lenora, is back home.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Saturday, August 31st, 1935

Awful worried

Mary's mother is not doing well. She telegraphs home to Lloyd and he joins her in Columbus. It's a waiting game. She's awful worried.