Mid-August in Florida, Roberta writes a letter. Transcription follows.
August 17, 1973
Dear Family –
Hi! Another slow evening at work!! So here I am writing a letter while sitting down watching T.V. – this is really wearing me out! HA
I got your letter yesterday Dad - plus one today from Grandma - Thanks!
I've had a pretty busy week. Julie came in – Sunday afternoon. Early (5:00 A.M.) we took off on our "trip." We spent Monday morning and evening at Disney World – the afternoon at the pool of the motel where we stayed!!
I – as before – really had a good time at Disney. Somehow we seemed to be able to get alot more done than the last time we were there.
Tuesday morning we got up late (about 9:00 A.M.) took a swim for about an hour and then went to Tampa. We saw quite alot in Tampa – like a cigar factory, Schlitz (sp?) brewery, where the Reds have Spring training, Busch Gardens, etc.
We stopped at a motel in Tampa that had a pool – so we also got in some good swims while there. We got back to Lake Worth Wednesday evening about 10:00 p.m. We really had a jam-packed three days!
Then yesterday (Thursday) I worked a big day (9:40-5:40) – last night we went to see the movie "Tom Sawyer" – it was really good. Aunt Mary & Rob also went w/us.
I didn't have to be at work till 11:40 so we got up this morning and went out to the ocean about 8:30 – and stayed till almost 10:00. The water was really Rough – about the roughest I've ever seen it!!
OH - Yesterday morning on my way to work I stopped to weigh in at Weight Watchers. Now get this – I didn't lose – I didn't stay the same – NO – I gained a half of pound!! How distressing!! The whole time I was gone I stayed completely 'legal' – (just eating what I'm allowed) and then I go & gain a half a pound! Well – maybe next week will be a dynamic one!!
I'm glad it's all right w/you for me to fly into Cincinnati on Labor Day. I just found out the other day that the store will be open Labor Day. I swear – anytime this store thinks they can make a dollar –
We got in our Halloween cards today – wow – you wouldn't believe how many 50¢, 75¢ and $1.00 cards we got. Very few 25¢ and 35¢ cards!! I'm glad I don't send Halloween cards!!
I know you all must be having a good time in Maine. I'll be anxious to hear all about it. Maybe someday I'll make it up to Maine to see Catherine & X.
Sanford & Son is on now – it's really funny. It's neat working (?) next to the T.V. Dept.
Well – I better close –