August 1, 1933
Ellene Nelson (driver)
Ethel Ragland - Mabel Kuffel
Moonie Hearne - Flora Davis
This is our second night here and we are having a grand time. They all said that we brought a big rain. I hope you got some of it at home. We have the cutest little cottage. It has 3 bedrooms and a kitchen. We have 4 beds, fairly soft. Our blankets feel good. It is quite chilly tonight. We were sitting out by the lake singing and had to come in.
This morning we walked all around Parker Lake exploring the other cottages. They are all full at present except one, a real rich lady from Milwaukee, and she is coming this week. At the other end of the lake there is a real high slide. They have sleds & you can slide from the top down into and through the water. We haven't tried it yet.
We drove into Oxford today (we are about 4 1/2 miles from Oxford) and bought some more groceries. We got milk & eggs from Phillips up the hill. Mabel, Moonie & I are cooking this week. The caretaker here is real friendly and likes to fish so he said he would take us all fishing 2 at a time. Ellene & I went out on the lake with him in a boat fishing this afternoon and caught several blue gills. Ellene got most of them. I caught 5 or 6, but nearly all of them were small. She had the best rod, though - a casting rod, while mine was just an old Bamboo pole, but it was fun. He gave us a big mess for supper, and we'll have what we caught for dinner tomorrow.
Here is it Thursday and I haven't finished this letter. Yesterday it rained again. We drove into the Wisconsin Dells to see about a boat trip. It was pouring rain but we went out to Parsons Indian Village and a Pueblo Indian from New Mexico was our guide, taking us all through the village. He was very nice. He took us over to his home and showed us all his costumes. Today the sun is shining again, but the wind is strong and chilly. We had to build a wood fire to keep warm & last night we also had to let down the sides of the house & close all the windows & doors. I slept in my corduroy pajamas and then wasn't warm. So, Ellene got up & gave me a long sleeved sweater.
We walked into Oxford this morning. That is, we started out walking, but got a ride when we were about a mile out. Got a ride practically all the way back, too. We have a great big refrigerator and get ice furnished all the time. Also, wood and coal oil are furnished. We have an oil stove and a wood range. All of the cabins are occupied now. The Hubbards came yesterday.
Perhaps I will send you another letter next week. We won't be home before August the 13 or 14th, so go visiting and enjoy yourself!