March 17, 1983 - Thursday, St. Patrick's Day
Dear Mother & Dad,
Hi! We have been trying to call you for several mornings now - Wendy has big news, she lost her first tooth! She woke up Monday morning an said it was really loose and by lunch time it was gone. I think she must have swallowed it as it disappeared while she was eating her sandwich. We all have lunch together on Mondays before she goes to he Ballet class. It didn't bother her that she didn't have the tooth she was so excited about having lost it. And of course the tooth fairy still came. She used the little pillow that you gave her and then she took the pillow to show and tell on Wednesday. [KC now uses the same "tooth fairy" pillow.]
I called the travel agent about changing our destination to WPB but then I decided not to change the reservations as it would cost us about $175 more than to Orlando. Don't you think we can get back and forth from Lake Worth to Orlando for less than that. Let me know what you think.
Did I tell you we picked out a waterbed for Wendy? It is to be delivered on Saturday. Now we have to try to get rid of the bunk beds. Her water bed is called a super single, it is a little wider than a regular single bed I think by 8". It has a "captain's pedestal" underneath which consists of four drawers and a cupboard space equal in size to two drawers so that will give her some room for her things. She is very excited about getting it.
We went to an "album party" last Sunday where the incoming Elk officers fix up a photo album for the outgoing exalted ruler. We were able to take Wendy so that was nice as alot of times children are excluded from events like that. It was at Gary Burtis's house who will be the next Exalted Ruler. He and his wife have three daughters and the middle on is in Wendy's preschool - her name is also Wendy and their youngest daughter is named Katherine!
Time for me to go . . . . .
Catherine, Gerry & Wendy