Monday, November 25, 2013

1973 Catherine's letters -Nov.25

Two letters from Oregon to Ohio written in 1983. Transcription follows.

November 25, 1983

Dear Grandma,

Hi!  I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with the family.  Sorry we couldn't be there but we will be seeing you at Christmas time which is comping up real soon now.

We had a nice dinner at the Tumalo Emporium (I think we went there with you once) with some friends of ours.  It was the second year we had been there for Thanksgiving Dinner so we knew to expect a real good dinner.

Wendy made lots of Thanksgiving decorations in school and put them all up in the window.  Now she will have to begin working on Christmas decorations.

I am going to try to start working on Christmas cards pretty soon so I will have everything done (hopefully) before we leave for our vacation.  Our plan right now is to leave Madras on December 17 or 18 for Portland.  We will be flying out of Portland to Disneyland on December 19.  After three nights there we will go to San Diego and then fly to Phoenix on Christmas evening.  We are sure looking forward to our vacation.

Today is a holiday for school for Wendy so she is going to the babysitter's as both Gerry and I have to work.  It seems strange coming back to work after a day off and having it be Friday.  Then we will be able to have another two days off after today.

Well, it's time to get moving.  I hope you have a nice trip to Florida and we will be seeing you soon!

Love, Catherine, Gerry & Wendy

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November 25, 1983

Dear Mother & Dad,

Hi!  It was nice talking to part of the family yesterday and hope you had a good dinner.  We certain did.

The day was nice also with clear skies (mostly) and temperature in the 50's although 30mph winds

I thought you might be interested in Wendy's progress reports from school.  The one with the checks is her report card and other is her progress report from the E.R.C.

Only three more weeks of school for her and then we will be heading south.  It's hard to believe it will be here so quickly.  That is the same length of time we will be gone.

I don't ti have time to write much of a letter but did think of sending these off to you so . . . .

Love, Catherine, Gerry & Wendy

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