Saturday, February 10, 2007

Wednesday, February 10, 1926

Grandma left a gap in her diaries, and I don't know why. She resumed writing after a few days. In the meantime, I've unearthed some other information from some copies of various documents sent to me by my cousin.

Grandma received the following letter from her church on February 3, 1960

Dear Ruth:

You have been elected to a high office in the life of the Church. Having manifested a loyalty to the highest and best, you are now called to join us in building a stronger church in Indianapolis.

The first Official Board meeting will be held on Thursday night, February 11, at 7:15 p.m. We will expect you to be present, to be introduced, and to become informed about the program of the congregation. You will also, from time to time, be contacted by the chairman of the Board of Deaconesses regarding special assignments.

The destiny of the Church rests in the hands of people like you. We covet your cooperation, your thoughts, and prayers, as we work together to help establish the Kingdom of God on earth.

Very sincerely yours,
Myron C. Cole
Ralpb B. Reese

Grandma attended Central Christian Church, I think from the time she moved to Indianapolis as a young girl until she died in 1972.


  1. did she become a board member?
    that was before my time

  2. The letter is from 1960... I would say she did become a board member, but you, Eleanor, were probably too busy with your own kids to realize it or remember it or maybe she never told you?