Dec 31 – 
"Happy New Year"Dear Folks.
Hope you are about to arrive home safely or perhaps have already. [From the trip to Arizona in the Winnebago.] I don't know what day you plan to get home but I suppose before Mon. Was glad to hear from Mary V. & to receive the card Harold. We wondered if the Bell ringers [MV's job for Salvation Army] are supposed to take in a hopeful amt. during the day. Of course they can't help it if the passer-bys don't drop in some money. I read that collections were better than usual. But more demands for help.
With Charlie gone Roberta will surely have a little more time for herself. He was certainly a problem.
I am now getting the Wilm N.J. alright the past week which was certainly time. I received the gov. letter alright & have filled out the paper with check ready to mail.
The sun is shining nicely this morning for a change. Seems as if we have had clouds most of the time since I arrived. No good Beach weather so far. Not even to sit in the yard for
I fear I forgot to tell you about our Christmas surprise during the morning Joseph called from Arabia. It is unbelievable how well we could hear him talk. Even I could hear him well enough to talk a little. Mary was disgusted Bill for he stood at the little window & pointed at his watch. He said it cost Joseph $5 a minute. If he wanted to spend a little sum that way it was his problem I guess, for he does make a good salary & no tax I have been told.
We were invited to a golden wedding party Tues at the Park were the Horton families stay. Cris & Larna had it at their trail home. With help we got in fine, but leaving, Bill slipped or 1 of the men pulled too much on the front of my chair (3 steps with a closed up railing) & things sort of happened. Bill cut his arm & leg on mail box or my chair (not serious) enough to bleed, I was there in the midst with a little place hurting on my left hand but alright now. A New Year soon.