There’s lots going on around “the social center” in this issue of the original Boomerang, the social center being, of course, 2813 Cottage Grove, the home of Fred and Mary Eno and their five pretty girls. Helen Hastie visited from Indianola, a distance of eighteen and a half miles from Des Moines that took Helen four and a half hours to travel on “Yes, the Rock Island.” Some readers might remember a slow trip on the Rock Island … the summer of … some summer in the early 60s when certain members of the family were young enough to be interested in the gum stuck underneath the Rock Island coach ash trays (nooo!!). And to think: if there were a Rock Island these days, it definitely wouldn’t have ash trays and probably wouldn’t have gum stuck around random places either! Some things do get better!
Edith and Alice were visiting too … we don’t know who they were, but Alice is noted to have been recovering from a “broken forearm” sustained in a fall, so we can conclude that she might have been past her falling years … just today someone told me she’d fallen down stairs three times in the past few weeks … and another person told me he always falls up stairs, never down them. Neither of these young-ish individuals mentioned breaking any bones in their falls … so we see that falling is a thing for young’uns!