Dear Mom and Dad,
I have good news and bad news for you. First the
I woke up on Thursday morning not feeling very good. I went back to bed. Roberta took me over to Dr. Ayres because it was Dr. Terrell’s day off. He said I had the flu. They gave me pills too. Thursday, Friday, and part of Sat. was spent recuperating. I see Dr. Terrell tomorrow.
Now the bad news.
I received an application for the speaking contest in Springfield. Dad, Roberta is signing your name as I have to have my parents consent. If I win in Springfield I go on to the regional finals and maybe even the national finals! If you get 1st place in the nations you get a $3,000 scholarship.
We ate out today and did it very inexpensively too!
I am very anxious to see you two home very soon.
Your son, John B. U.