Roberta writes a five page letter, page one of which is scanned. Complete transcription follows.
Hi! Thanks alot for your last letter - dated April 25th and also the newspaper clipping about Senegal. The article is already on its way to Africa - Aunt Mary enclosed it w/ a letter to Joe today.
I'm doing fine - but am pretty tired tonight - as I worked a full day yesterday (11:55 A.M. to 9:10 P.M.) and today I worked from 10:00 A.M. to 6:10 P.M.) The store closes at 5:30 & usually I would have been able to leave by 5:40 but today we had to take inventory so had to stay later. I was in the Men's dept - wow - some of the suits were really something!! (ALSO the prices!!)
Tomorrow I just work 5 hours 11 to 4 - and don't even know yet which dept. I'll be in.
Did the Kuntzmans make it down? – Or didn't you go? (I just reread your letter better!!) Where did you all go for a picnic? I hope it was a nice day - we had a nice day in Florida!!
How was Nancy Walkers talk on Spain? I can hear her giving it all PRO-SPAIN!! You wouldn't believe all of the Cubans that come in the store.
Serena - I'm glad you are going to Earlham (sp?) – it's a good school – a good Quaker school! The man who teaches Uncle Bill & Aunt Mary's Sunday School class has a son that goes there. I told them you were going to be there. They told me that their son is going to England for fall quarter as a part of some program. Do you think you will be able to come home every week-end? (Ho, Hum!)
Rob started working today. He didn't have much to say about it - but I think he was a little tired as he didn't seem to have all of the energy tonight that he usually has! He will just be working w hours a day – 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.
I've had another letter from Maureen Dailey – she said her Mother had come to Pittsburgh for Eater & was going to stay awhile. Also said that Mary Ellen is expecting a baby in May. Serena – I'm sure that Maureen would write you if you wrote her – she's a good letter writer.
I heard today from Florida Atlantic Univ. – I'm hoping to take 1 class there over the summer. At work - I met a girl - Sherrie - who goes down there part-time - and she told me I was welcome to go down w/her some time. She seems to like it - she's in Elem. Education
I think the African top - cape - whatever – is in w/ all of the African stuff.
I'm glad X & Cathy made it to Maine OK – it was nice they stopped to see Roger B.
I went to Weight Watcher tonight - only lost 6 pounds - our scales had been deceiving us. I've really been following the rules – but Aunt Mary has really been putting out W.W. Specials too - like tonight we had broiled liver w/ tomato juice & stuff on it. It was really good – Dad – you would have liked it!!
Dad – I got my Checking Account balance yesterday. I've been thinking - will you please find out if I'll be charged 50¢ service charge a month for having it. If so – I want to close it - please let me know.
Please tell Grandma hello for me – I really don't have that much to say - as I guess Aunt Mary wrote a letter today to Grandma.
Mary Virginia - how did everything go when you sang down at Belfast? Your choir is sure alot better than the one in the Meth Church in Lake Worth.
John – have you & Nicky thought any more about coming down - We could go big time & go to Disney World!!
Well - better close.