Sunday, March 10, 2013

1983 Catherine's letter March 10

Book reviews for the Madras Pioneer newspaper on the reverse of this letter.  New books at the Jefferson County Library that week included Savannah, an historical romance set in Georgia; Partisans, a WW2 novel by Alistair MacLean; How to Make Your Own Teddy Bear; Cowgirls, Women of the American West; and Lifeprints: New Patterns of Love and Work for Today's Women.  If you're looking for a good book now I'd be glad to recommend something newer since there have been lots of good books published in the last 30 years.  Transcription of letter follows.

Thursday, March 10, 1983

Dear Mother & Dad,

Hi!  We appreciated your phone call – it's always good to hear from you.  Glad to hear you had a good trip to Florida.

Not much is new here – just more of the same it seems like.  I finished the Club's profit and loss for February yesterday so now I will have just one more month of that to do plus the Lodge's quarterly report and I will be done with the Elks bookkeeping!  After April 1st a professional bookkeeper will be doing it so that should work out well.

I haven't gotten back to the travel agent yet about changing our reservations to West Palm Beach instead of Orlando but I will probably do that in the near future.  We are certainly looking forward to the trip even if that is still quite a ways off.  Our next trip will be to Seaside the second weekend in May.  [Also unknowingly waiting for the announcement of Roberta's wedding which will change the plans from Florida to Arizona.]

Things at the library are going fairly well.  I am getting several volunteers trained which hopefully will relieve a little of the strain.  We seem to get busier all the time and we can only be so efficient.  Our February circulation of 6004 is up from 4843 in 1982.  Last summer we were really overwhelmed with business so I am in hopes of having these volunteers all trained and ready to meet the onslaught (sp?).

Wendy's friends Karah who lives down the street is moving to Klamath Falls the end of this month so Wendy loses her closest playmate.  Since her grandparents live here I'm sure she will be back to visit.

It's time to get to the post office so I better close.

Catherine, Gerry & Wendy

P.S. Got your letter & article.  Thanks.  Gerry will be "Leading Knight."
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