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The Granny Files: April 23, 1947
by Lisa A. Parnell   

Last edited: Sunday, April 14, 2002
Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2002

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A letter from a grandmother's files. An April to remember.


Dear Folks,

Guess Im going to miss another birth this morning but Ill never get anything done sitting in front of the rabbit hutch. Yesterday afternoon Rose Marie the third doe Id bred to Buddy began building her nest. She was working at it again before breakfast this morning and is now pulling out fur and arranging it in the nest so Im sure the babies will be here before long. But Ive decided that Ill just go ahead with my work and if I miss the event, I just miss it. Besides, as Kyle says, we probably wouldnt see much anyway. Im so relieved to know that Buddy will be usable as a buck. You know, sometimes you get hold of a buck that never is any good. Also yesterday I was successful in breeding two of those does that have been so stubborn. Happy says that it is because weve had more fresh green feed for them lately and maybe Ill even be able to breed those two registered does. Of course, it had to be the very best does that wouldnt breed.

We surely did have a good dinner last night. Mustard greens from the garden, hardboiled eggs and wilted lettuce salad. Its the first time weve eaten any of our lettuce. Happy complained mightily about it being too sour but I noticed that he spooned up what was left in his plate. Theres enough greens in the garden right now for me to can a couple of pints and I may do that today altho there are things I like better than canned greens. Wish our locker was handier theyre grand quick frozen. I failed to give you all our menu for last night and just so you wont think it was a skimpy meal Ill add that we had macaroni and cheese, corn bread and canned fruit for dessert.

I cut out a dress yesterday instead of cleaning the house. One of these days Ill really get a strong urge to clean house and thatll be the day I do it. Of course, I straighten and dust and sweep all along its the general cleaning of wood work, walls and floors that Im talking about putting off.

Well for goodness sake. Ive been sitting here five minutes and I havent yet thought of anything else to say. So altho this is mighty short to spend three cents on, guess Ill just hush until tomorrow when Ill probably be in a chattier frame of mind. I think I just keep wondering how Rose Marie is doing. I know Buddy is full blooded New Zealand White and I think she is too and if so we ought to have some might nice rabbits there. Its her first litter and his too, come to think of it that way.

Much love,


I havent said anything about Daddy making the trip you mentioned. Gosh, I cant think of anything Id like better than to have him out here for a visit and Ill bet hed enjoy it too. But Ill bet anything in the world you couldnt run him off on such a trip with a shot gun not unless you could go with him. But if you do talk him into doing it Ill give you credit for being a better persuader than I think you are. And I think youd have to work out a better idea than just having Bill spend the nights with you.

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