June 10, 1973
Hi! Hope you're all fine – Serena - sure hope you haven't fainted lately. I can just see everyone down at Wells in a panic!! By the way - what are you doing down there?
Dad – we appreciated your letter - also all the articles - especially the one about Modern Math - I'm planning on taking it to class tomorrow night - I sure hope it doesn't lower my grade. (HA!) And the article about the girls working w/ the highway people - there are quite a few girls working right in Lake Worth. As Grandma can tell you - the Dixie Highway has been messed up for a long time!!
I worked again today – another slow Sunday. This week I just work - today, tomorrow (Monday), Thursday & Saturday. I had to have off Wednesday & Friday in order to go down to Florida Atlantic. Dad – how long has it been since you were there – I guess it has really grown in the last couple of years. It's really a pretty campus.
As soon as possible let me know - as close as possible - about when you will be coming & how long you'll be staying. As I'm hoping to get off work - or work as few hours as possible while you're here - but I'll have to be letting them know.
Also - are you planning on staying here or where? Aunt Mary says there is plenty of room for everyone here - and Rob says that he hopes "Uncle Harold" will buy another barrel of chicken while you're down here.
I'm beginning to make out a list of stuff I'd like you to bring down – I hope you are prepared for it!! Most of the things are small - like an electric typewriter & a sewing machine! (Ho, Hum!!)
About the Buick – yes - I sure hope you are planning on driving it down (& keeping it here.) I really do need a car w/work & my going to school. After Cris comes home (June 24th) the Hortons will still have 3 cars - but that's none too many - 1 for Uncle Bill - 1 for Rob & 1 for Aunt Mary.
I read an article in the paper today about the gas shortage - it said how people who had been planning vacations should go ahead - there would be plenty of gas but be sure to "fill up" every morning – and not to expect to get much gas on Sundays - to buy Saturday night.
I read in the paper about Lloyd Riggs dying.
Rob's birthday was yesterday - He got a music stand plus MONEY. He sure makes good use of the music stand – John, Rob says he knows the positions on the trombone - whatever that means! They had German Chocolate Cake & really good ice cream for Rob's birthday – and what did I have – a chocolate (extract) milk shake!!
Well - got to go to bed – tomorrow I'm going into work w/ Uncle Bill - as I work from 9:00 to 4:00.
Hope to hear from you soon – about when you're coming down – etc. –
John – How's Driver's Ed? Mary V. – be sure to bring your bathing suit down –
PS Serena did you receive a small package from me? Also a card (&check) from Aunt Mary – she's wondering......