Tuesday, December 17, 2013
1973 Roberta's Letter -Dec.18
Roberta's school semester is over, but life continues busily with Weight Watchers, Burdines, and Christmas in December 1973. Transcription follows.
Hi! Was sure a nice surprise today getting that phone call . . . . . that is once I was sure nothing was wrong! (HA!)
I just got back from WW in Boynton. Remember the woman that I told you about losing 13½ pounds her first week? Well – she lost 2½ pounds this last week! She's the only new one in the class – but I imagine after the 1st of the year we'll have lots of new ones that ate their way through the holidays!
As I said on the phone I got my grades today – got a 'B' out of my Criminal Justice course and also out of Psychology. That nasty 'C' came in my deviance course - the one I had the take home exam in. Of course – it's a 5 hour class! But the CRJ course was a 5 hour class & Psych 4 hours.
I almost had trouble cashing your check today - the tuition check - down at the bank. The teller didn't want to cash it - or rather told me I couldn't because I didn't have that much in my account. But I told her I wanted to talk to Mr. Garnett – after a few minutes after I talked to him I had no trouble!
I got a really nice note & Christmas card from Ruth Shoemaker today. I finally got all my cards out last night – but did send n=out more than the original 25 as I had 1st planned!!!
The "We-Care" contest at Burdines will be over this Saturday. So Saturday I'll know if I win the big $100.00 or not. The other 3 winners – one man & 2 ladies (both much older than me) are all very nice. The four of us do get "treated" to a dinner in the tea-room – I've never even eaten up there yet! (They say the food isn't really too good!) I'll let you all know when I call Christmas who wins. By the way - the other three have all worked for B's for years! My friends were all kidding me that I hadn't worked there long enough "To Go Sour!"
We've been so busy at work. I was suppose to work every day this week but then personnel dept said we couldn't work 7 days straight so I got today off. I think we've sold more games since Thanksgiving than we have ever since I joined the dept. Also the good pens (CROSS PENS, etc) are good sellers. We're also selling lots of picture frames & photo albums. Well – in general we're selling lots of everything. But imagine after a week from today business will slow up quite fast. So will my hours – HA! I did see the list for our dept of mark-downs for the after Christmas Sale. There are going to be some good buys – games that had been $8.00 marked to $2.99 - etc.
After Christmas I am planning on getting my picture taken as a Christmas present for you all. A late Christmas present. I hope though by now you have gotten 3 packages from me.
Well - gotta go. Thanks again for your letter today Mom and also that phone call! Will call you a week from today –– to wish you all a Merry Christmas.