October 31, 1973Dear Family,
Hi – I just got done taking my 2nd psychology exam. I had hoped to do much better on this – to pull up my grade from the 1st one – but now I just hope that I did as well on it as the 1st one. Time will tell . . . . .
Monday we got our mid terms back in Deviance class. Before I tell you mine – I'll give you some facts – out of 60 people 28 people flunked. I got a 'C' – nothing to brag about but I'm thankful I didn't flunk! We won't be having any more tests in it till the final. A lot of people are dropping the course. I'm going to stick it out and hope for a miracle! (ho, hum!!)
I hope you all had a good trip back to N.V. – riding in comfort in that new car! – Listening to tapes & using those electric windows!
Did you eat lunch at Miss Maratha's? (sp?) After a few more trips we'll be able to write our own guide to restaurants. I think I'll write one on where to eat when on a diet.
After how much I ate over the week-end I was almost scared to go to weight watchers yesterday. But – I had another one of my dynamic weight losses – ½ of a pound!!
I also was given my permanent placing as to where I'll be working. Starting next week - Tuesday evenings at the main office - which is on Military Trail. I was given lots of info and material to read.
My flight home was fine. Instead of the regular corned beef & swiss cheese sandwiches I was served my special snack - fresh fruit; rye krisps (sp?) (which I couldn't eat - not allowed) and diet pop.
I got a letter from Cheryl Rogers yesterday - she has been really sick - something about white & red blood cells!
I go back to work tomorrow - it will feel good getting back. It's been 2 weeks Sunday since I worked.
Well - it's almost time to get to deviance class. I'll write more later.
Please give Grandma the enclosed letter – Love, Berta
Mary V–– I have your grey coat - it was in the closet at the hotel room. Do you want me to send it?
* * * * * * * * * *[Oct. 31, 1973]
Dear Grandma –
Thought I would enclose this w/ the families letter - my effort to save a few cents!
We got your letter yesterday – no - day before I guess it was. Thanks - it's still nice to get mail down here!
Everyone at Church is beginning to ask when you will be coming down to Florida. There was really a good service this last Sunday Evening - a group of high school and/or college kids from another Methodist Church came and sang. The Church was rally filled up but alot of the people came w/ the group. Mrs. McGrew went with us and I think she enjoyed it.
Mrs. McGrew and I are hoping to go bike riding - out to eat - next Tuesday. Same place down in Lantana - I'm not sure of the name of the place.
I imagine you've heard from the family all the details of the Atlanta trip. We really had alot of fun – eating – and everything else. Cris sent me back w/some tulip bulbs for you - from Holland. But - in the meantime – until you come down - we're not exactly sure what to do w/them – whether to put them in the refrigerator, freezer - or what!!
I'm glad you renewed (spelling) the Wilmington News Journal. It just ran out a couple of weeks ago.
It's almost supper time – I have broiled liver w/me – that way I just go to the cafeteria and buy a salad and vegetable - and I have a good supper. The school cafeteria is really very good - always a choice of 4 vegetables. Also lots of different types of salads and fruits. The only thing that's bad is that the desserts are one shelf above the salads. I don't know shy they have to be so close to each other. But –– I'll brag – I didn't weaken!!
Well - better go ––