May 22, 1974Dear Family,
Hi! Gee – can't believe that in 2 weeks my exams will be all over! John – I'm anxiously awaiting to find out your plans as to coming South!!
I'm "moon-lighting" again tonight – babysat both last night and tonight. It's really a good deal for me because after about 8:00 p.m. this place is so quiet you can hear a pin drop – so I'm able to get alot of studying done, etc. The only part of the job I dislike is that I have to make ice cream cones for the kids every time – right before they go to bed!!
Nancy stopped in last night to see after she had been to W.W. – this week was her 16th week as a W.W. and she has lost 52½ pounds. Needless to say she is quite happy!
Oh – Sunday night she had me & some others over for diner. She fixed a really good W.W. dinner – sirloin steak w/Chinese cabbage, mushrooms, etc. It was really good! She even fixed rice w/it – had all my favorites! Then afterward they gave me a white lacey think to go over a bathing suit and also a big white hat! ( – as late birthday presents.)
Monday I had quite an experience w/ the Buick. On my way to school I "lost" some of the pipes that go w/the muffler – well – on my break I decided I would go to Delray Beach to the Midas place and get the situation checked out. By the time I got to Delray the Buick was making more noise than a semi-truck. So I got to Midas and they put the car up on the racks and what you could see looking up at the car was a sight to behold. Well – they told me it would be $75.00 – (everything was "going or gone" as far as the muffler goes) and I only had $40.00 worth of Traveller Checks w/me! (which I was lucky to have) Also – out of luck – I had a Burdine's paycheck for $60.00. I went around to all the banks in town trying to cash it – finally one took pity on me & did cash it. Some _4_ hours later left Delray – no longer sounding like a semi – but purring like a kitten. I just went on home – didn't go back for my afternoon class!
Tuesday Aunt Mary, Mares & I all went to Fort Lauderdale shopping. I spent some of my birthday money – bought a new bathing suit, also a blue blouse w/big white animals on it – or maybe it's white with big blue animals on it! I still have a few dollars left so I'm planning on buying a dress this Friday when I'm at the Mall – at Fountains. I've had my eye on it for some time – just hope it's still there.
Hi – now Thursday evening – this morning got my hair cut – just short the usual way. The woman who cut it said I had some grey hairs coming in – school must be doing it – HA!
Then this afternoon I went to the beach for about an hour – would I have liked to have been out longer but w/exams coming up . . . . .
Mom – got your letter today – was happy to hear that J.B. is making his plans to come down – but was wondering if he might be able to come down either the night of the 29th (Wednesday) or come down after 8:00 PM on the 30th. As I'm going w/Rob to Tampa on the day of the 30th – also Aunt Mary & Uncle Bill will be at Lakeland next week for the Church conference so they wouldn't be able to pick J.B. up either. Make your plans John – then let me know – ok – but it would be dynamic if you could go to Tampa w/us! Rob just has to go for an audition for the band.
I'm afraid we won't be able to leave till Thursday – the 6th of June.
Mother – Marianne was wondering if she could borrow any of your maternity clothes & if so could John bring them down?
Mary V – we all enjoyed your letter yesterday – once we were able to get it opened! You are really getting the sponsors for your bike ride!
Grandma – your weight is really down – f all that is because of not using salt – maybe I should quit using it!
John – please get all the routes, etc. straight w/Dad before coming down. I think I have all the necessary maps. End of next week I'm going to have a check-up on the Buick in preparation for the trip – one thing we shouldn't have is muffler trouble –
Please make a dental appointment for me – before June 28th if at all possible. My teeth have been hurting me for 2 weeks now –– I think I lost something in my mouth – maybe just a filling ––