Friday, June 15, 2007

Tuesday, June 15, 1926

Tuesday, June 15, 1926

Oh the boys are so cross and noisy they nearly finish me. I feel as if it will be a miracle if I remain alive when school takes up. They have cut loose and are just running wild. I do hope they quiet down and get used to vacation. I am thankful for the news route as it gives them a job and they go at three promptly and give me a little breathing spell.

(I have a hard time imagining my uncles as these "wild little boys". I wonder how bad they really were, or if Grandma was just extra sensitive to their noisy ways.)

4 comments:

  1. I think it's something about having three of them together. My son was usually quiet and did well on his own without driving me crazy. But when he'd have a birthday party or something and there were other boys around, they'd get loud and grate on my nerves. Luckily that wasn't often.

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  2. sister with the homestead6:40 AM, June 15, 2007

    I too have a hard time believing they were this wild - they all grew up to be such serious men (or maybe that was just my perception as a small child).
    My impression of Dale was always that he didn't have alot of tolerance for wild children - it kind of blows my mind that he was ever one.

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  3. It was after I first read Mother's diaries that I realized my brothers weren't these perfect people I always imagined them to be. It made them more human

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  4. It seems that the wilder the kids when children, the less tolerant they are in later life of such nonsense. Why is that, I wonder?

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