May 15, 1973
Dear Family -
Hi! Thanks alot for the birthday card & check - I had a very nice birthday - even though I did have to work & start my math class!
I got alot of birthday cards - a real cute one from Ruth Shoemaker, also one from the Walker family.
We all went out to eat last night - at Bonanza - a place like the Panderasa (sp?) steak places. It's a good place to eat & actually only about five minutes away.
At 6:00 P.M. last night I went to my 1st math class - only 10 more to go now. I'm afraid I've forgotten alot of my Algebra - but I think I'll be able to make it through! There is only 14 people in the class - most of them older - but 2 of them will just be graduating from high school this year. It's a short term - 6 weeks - over June 20th. A 3 hour semester course squeezed into 6 weeks!!
Because of my going to school I'll be working - 10:00 - 4:00 Mondays, 10:00 - 5:00 Wednesdays. I'm supposed to have Tuesdays off - but they asked me to work today four hours (11-3) so I'm working. And then tonight 5:25 is when Aunt Mary & Uncle Bill leave W.P.B. for Nassau (sp?) They are all packed - ready to go!!
What happened w/Miss Purtee - why did she go on leave of absence?
Serena - when are you planning on starting working?
How's Rev. Lynd - who is taking his place? [Rev. Wamsley, previously minister 1940-45, returned 1973-74.]
I'm still on my diet - Weight Watchers meet tonight - I'm not sure how much I've lost this week!
Nice talking to you all Sunday - did you all do anything special or not - I worked. (Ho, Hum!)
Congratulations Serena & John on getting on the Honor Roll! I wish I had you all down here to help me w/ my math!!
So have you thought anymore about coming down - in June or July? Whichever is best for you all – Mary Virginia I hope you are planning on staying here - Aunt Mary is really looking forward to it!! Rob will have you in stitches all of the time!
Thanks again for the card, money & ear-rings! I got them Friday but didn't open them till my birthday - wore them yesterday for work - every one really liked them.
Catherine sent me an orange knitted purse - she must have made it herself. You all will have to see it when you come down.
I'll enclose the deal about the car - I appreciate you all getting the license - etc!
I better be closing –– Thanks again for everything! Hope you all are all fine –
Hello to Grandma
John – what time to you have to get up now – What some people won't do for money!!!