Letter to Earl continues with:
While we were at church Bud come over and got pop to come over to look after Lady she was sick.
Up next: indigestion.
to: Pfc. Earl J. Pontius
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Lewisburg, Ohio January 17, 1943
Well another dreary Sunday is over. Tonight it is just icy enough that people who have no business out had better stay at home. While Ralph and I were at church it began to rain and freeze as it came down. I cannot walk without scattering ashes where I want to travel. I hope you will not have ice as we have here . . .
"The most important reason for the increase in opiate consumption in the United States during the 19th century was the prescribing and dispensing of legal opiates by physicians and pharmacists to women with ”female problems” (mostly to relieve menstrual pain). Between 150,000 and 200,000 opiate addicts lived in the United States in the late 19th century and between two-thirds and three-quarters of these addicts were women." source