12/23/93Dear Mom & Dad,
This will be short – you know it's not till 1994 that I said I would do better in writing – HA! (Aunt Mary technique)
We do want to thank you both for your Christmas check & Anniversary check. The ten years have flew [sic] by - if it wasn't for Sid's Christmas letters I would forget the major details of the years! I have bought us a surprise for Sid a 12 piece of each dinner plate, small plate & 2 sizes of bowls of a pretty corning ware – Corelle pattern - at the factory outlet store. I've been thinking of doing this for years. The total was $92.00. I'm also thinking of buying 2 new kitchen chairs – the 2 we have now have had it – got them w/ a table w/ other $ Grandma gave me before we were married – years before – soon after I got to AZ.
We also just replaced the microwave we got when we got married - it cost LESS than the one we replaced – And has lots more buttons! Quick as for minutes 1–9 –– you would love it Mom. So pick & choose what you want your gift money to go toward. We just appreciate it – and your generosity!
I called Angela about what weekend her pinning would be – or better if we would all come another weekend. I can come now for $216 & w/$25 coupon - $191. Much better deal than WPB at over $450 with $100 coupon.
Do you all have your dates for AZ yet? Just let us know – I'll hold off on WPB ticket – mainly due to PRICE!
And how was your time in KY & further south? I'm sure Mary V & Don enjoyed having you w/them & now that their life is back to normal (???) happy to have Miss Ginny back. I still think of spelling it w/ JENNY!
Your time must seem extra having the active 1½ year old around! We would like her to come here – in about 4-5 years!
We had dinner w/Morgans last nite. Wendy had on T-shirt & shorts – Scottish weather she must have got used to. We ate at TGI FRIDAY's – we hadn't been there for years. I want to take Sid to Applebee's. There is one North of us – on Bell.
Sara (Sid's daughter) will be her 1/16 – 20th or so. She never seems to worry about AIR FARES – flies in on Sunday – instead of the cheaper Sat. nite stay. Tho this time works out better for us – Wendy will be here 13th - 16th.
OH – I gotta go – thanks again for all – we appreciate GUIDEPOST – too – mostly keep it in the Bathroom! HA, HA (as Mares would say!)
CHRISTMAS BEST ––––– Love, Roberta