Thursday, December 13, 2012

1972 Roberta's letter - Dec. 10

Roberta writes a letter while on the airplane in December 1982. The letter was mailed from Spain (Espana).  From Spain, she and her friend Julie went on to Senegal to visit Joe.
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Dec. 10, 1972
9:30 pm
Tried calling you all a couple times between 6:00 and 7:00 tonight but no luck!

We had a very good trip here – in fact got to the airport a little after 1:00 p.m.!  So had plenty of time to look around, etc!

Our plane was right on time – we were lucky because a lot of the planes were delayed because of fog or something!  Before getting on the plane we all had to go through the security check.

Right after we got on they served 2 7-ups with almonds both times.  We are sitting right behind the 1st class section in the non-smoking area.  The plane isn't full at all – maybe half full!  We are flying in a 747!!

We each bought a "ear-phone deal" in order to have music plus to hear the movie "The Doberman Gang."

My luggage only weighed about 28 pounds – that's both the green suitcase plus the tote bag – all I carried on the plane was the AAA flight bag.  Julie's baggage weighed just less than mine.

[Later] We just got done seeing the movie – The Doberman Gang.  It was really funny – about 5 dogs robbing a bank!  It's now almost 11:30 p.m. US time – 5:30 a.m. Spanish time.

The ride is really getting bumpy.

Mom, sure hope you had a "Happy Birthday" – I found the birthday card I meant to mail yo in my purse tonight.  Sorry about that!

We will have to get used to the time change – I know I'll feel like going to bed 1st thing in the morning!

When I called up Aunt Mary she didn't really have to much to say – said that Joe had written and how he thought he could use comic books in his teaching.

Well better close.  Hope all is fine with everyone.

Love, Bert!

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