[Letters of Rev. Dr. Thomas McHutchin Cunningham] Page: 18 of 414
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Qur?, July 8, 1918.
Presb"ery met at Abilene as planned last Tueaay
and Gaines Hall has moved to Vernon. Had a great trip
in the Swanson Buick with a very,very congenial crowd
Made Scott rolled in to Stamford Wednesday Evenir
from Big Spring,and at Sapper time at the Shaw boarding
house we planned a trip down home together,
starting next morning. We got off on schedulettme,
rolling along very smoothly as far as Throckmorton.
A.mile or more beyond T.m.we broke an axle and had to
leave the Buick inthe garage for repairs while we
sailed on to Eliasville in Mr.Jarmon's Dodge. Wb were
delayed about 6 hours and the 4th of July was almost
over when iwe finally reached home and found that the
. day hat been a sort of home coming day there,. We
were very sorry to have missed the picnic dinner on
Ihe river with a large corwd of kinfolks and neighbor
But we made a full week's visit in the 24 hours
left for our visit,and the next day was about as
noisy and eventful as the 4th. On our return,Ala
Owen being with us,we stopped at Edna's for a few rmir
utes. Just before we got to Throckmorton we had a
jilt which sent Madie and Ata straight to the toe
4ecar(they were on the rear seat) and came near-o0P
breaking Ada's nose on the bow of the car top. I car
near fainting and was hardly able to drive on in to
town. wf finally got Ada's nose washed add the oar
out of the garage wnd on the road for Stamford again,
just after Sundown,arriving in Stanmford about 12 that
night. Next morning at breakfast the ladies were able
to eat a hearty meal and afterwards to go with me to
the depot,so I left for Spur with a reasonably clear
Had a nice day in church yesterday with a large 4
crowd at the mortng service, but a small one at ni)t
Am lookigg forward to a very pleasant week's visit
in this town this week. Am staying at Mr Sam Clemmo'home,as
his wife and children are away, and we Pd
keeping bath for this week. Mr. Clemmens is a member
of the church here and makes his home a sort'
of hanging out place for the preachers. He has al
; dison machine and I thoroughly enjoy its music. I
am to prepare dinner for he bunch today-(his broter-i
in-law is with us).
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