Sunday, April 14, 2013

1973 Catherine's Letter - April 14

Countdown to moving to Maine continues. Transcription follows.

Saturday, April 14, 1973
Dear Mom, Dad, Serena, John & Mary,

Hi!  We've got all our stuff set up in the yard for our sale today but we haven't had any customers yet!

Our address in Sanford will be:  Airport Manor Apartments, #10, Box 299, Sanford, Maine 04073

We will be leaving here on Friday the 20th P.M. and plan to arrive in Sanford Monday A.M. stopping in Keene, N.H. to visit Marcia Chappell [friend from K College].  We're taking two girls from Western with us to Keene, they will be going on to Boston.  We will be driving the car as well as the truck so we figure they will be company – plus they are going to pay for gas on the Toyota.

X said he never heard of Debbie Epperly.  Of course if he saw her it might be different.  His yearbooks are all packed up.

We just had our first customer & made $2.25.

We've finished all our papers for school but still have 2 tests on Tuesday.  Ouf stuff is 99% packed up & the rest will have to wait until Thursday.

On Thursday we went to the National Microfilm Convention in Detroit & then got a tour of University Microfilms in Ann Arbor in the afternoon.  Both Kodak & 3M had big exhibits at the convention.

Sunday 6:30 P.M.
Our sale has been going alot better today -- we've probably sold about $20.00 worth of stuff altogether.  We haven't gotten much response on our biggest items though, X's portable Olympia typewriter and accordian [sic].  I guess maybe we'll hold on to them for awhile longer.  We're going to keep the stuff up in the yard awhile longer today and tomorrow so maybe we'll sell some more.

We've been taking Kuman [dog] for short trips in the car so that she won't be totally unprepared for the long journey.  X took her to the Vet on Friday for a check up to see if she had heartworm.  Evidently it is carried by mosquitoes and there is alot of it around with more to come with the warmer weather and they are trying to give all the dogs some kind of preventative medicine.  We'll wait and see how it is in Maine.

Well, write soon to our new address -- I'm sure you'll be the first.

Love, Catherine & X
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