RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:
Postcard Letter to Parents of Darrell Ginther, by Arthur Stadem,
& by Darrell Ginther to Parents,
& Papa/Grandpa Alfred Stadem
from Plain View Farm,
June 7, 1939
Papa thought I was just another salesman.--Art
I went over to Great Grandma's today with Grandpa and then went to town with [Leroy] for school.
I've been wearing glasses too because the sun is too bright.
Leroy, Art & I were flying a kite tonite.
I had three breakfasts today, but Granma wouldn't give me the fourth one. Don't you think they are feeding me too little??--Your Big Boy & Bro. Darrell
Wed. A.M. All quiet yet 6:30. Things are loud and strong all day long, and keeps Granpa busy in his mind to answer questions giving information and suggestions. Don't forget we are looking for you by Oct. Suppose it would be a treat to attend District Convention at Watertown, Sunday at least, but how? Shall we meet you at the depot?--Papa
Art Stadem writing for Darrell shows his gentle sense of humor. He is coming from the Academy in Canton. It is a long trip with hitchhikes to get him to the farm 100 miles or more away. Leroy and Ruth live still at home on the Farm. Darrell is just a little boy in 1939. He is about 5 years old, as I was born three years later, and we are eight years apart in age.--Ed.]