A letter from Roberta, probably from May 1982 or 1983. Transcription follows.
Dear Dad & Mom,
Always good to talk to you all on the phone – but know it doesn't take the place of writing!
We are almost filled up – 33 residents – only room for 3 more !! It takes so much time to get a new resident on their feet - oriented, etc. - I'm sure ready for the day we are all filled.
Have been swimming every day last few days. Not any great distance – water is still very COOL! I'm ready for the HOT weather so I can enjoy the pool! Maybe we could get John & X here – along with Serena, Mary Virginia & the Morgans!
We are just now turning in the Insurance for our last break-in. Just over $2,000.00 worth! Did I show you all the new silverware/chest we bought – they got it. We had never used the silver ware. Also got off with the polaroid camera, portable AM/FM Tape player, etc.
Had a nice note from the Bruces yesterday – I think they found Sr. Village interesting!! I'm sorry that due to the weather - we didn't get up to the cabin. They remind me of Grandma - not wanting to overdo their stay – left here for home - the day we had hoped to go to the cabin.
We now have a PRIVATE line - in my name in our house - phone # is 938-3090. Really nice to have a 2nd line here at the house.
We have our freezer full – I froze 78 pints of strawberries over a period of a week! See! I just don't sit & twiddle my thumbs!
Keep Dancing! Along with everything else!
Much love, Roberta