April 8, 1974
––8:45 p.m.Dear Family,
Hi! Gee – since we've been so busy at work I don't seem to ever get any letters written! Today was another good day at work – alot of people in the store – I guess people shopping for Easter. We sold Easter cards & more Easter cards!!
It was good tot talk to you all Wednesday night – goodness – Zenia [sic] sure did make the news! Have you all been up that way since it all happened –– was it really as BAD as they said it was??
I can't believe how fast the books made it to New Vienna - it was almost like they were "dropped - shipped." – as I had just bought them on Thursday – the 28th!
I should be typing this – but I was too lazy to go & get out my type-writer!!
Hope you all have fun at the Lodge this week – take a swim & a round of golf for me. Also John –– take a bite of the bean salad for me. (HA)
Tonight after work a bunch of us went to Red Lobster to eat –– it was really good – besides after working hard all day it's nice just to sit down & let someone wait on me. I hate to see myself when I'm 40! (HO, HUM!!)
They called up Marianne on her birthday – I didn't get to talk to her but I guess she is already in a panic – worried about what diaper service to use, etc! She's coming down here May 17th & staying till June 21st. I guess Larry is going to be gone for 2 of those weeks in Reserve Training, then he'll be coming down.
Cris has been doing LOTS of baking – we've had another pie, 3 loaves of homemade bread & muffins. (Maybe I should say they've HAD) the house always smells good!!
Next Sunday I'll have off – due to Easter. It's perfect timing because I have a big test the next day & then one on Wednesday. This last week I sure haven't had much chance to study – I worked at B's 32 hours & this coming week will be a repeat of it! I'll sure be glad to see Jennifer – my manager back!
I hope it doesn't snow on you all, the way it did the last time – also 1st time – we were down at Sharnee (sp?) That really made a good story to tell everyone down here!
Mary Virginia have you done any cooking lately? If I came home for the summer you can be my personal cook. How about it?
Well – better go – will write more later in the week – well – that sounds good. (Ho, Hum) ––
Enjoyed your letter ––––––