January 8, 1975
Hi! Wanted to at least write you all a note - saying thanks for the pills and the [audio] tape! I too was shocked on how Bob Gooding didn't really have all that much to say.
School started on Monday - as planned! Statistics is as bad as I thought it would be. I need a tutor now - but @ $10.00 an hour - the price through the school - I've been trying to figure out some stuff on my own!!
Between statistics & my science course this quarter by March I'll really have a deflated (sp?) ego! I hate these courses that make you feel dumb!
Today I met w/ this woman selling life insurance – Fidelity Union Life. If I "joined" up now and paid $32 a month till I'm 43 (20 years) then when I'm 58 I would get $13,546.00 – or if I wait till I'm 65 I'd get $17,864.00. She really had me confused talking about all those numbers.
This Insurance Comp. has a special deal for college graduates (soon to be) – because as a group we are supposed to live longer, buy at an earlier age, etc.
I really don't like the idea of life insurance – you either have to die – and then someone else gets the $ – or you have to wait till you are old to get it! I don't think I'm going to worry about it – if I die – let the state pay for it!
I've just about finished my Christmas shopping – for 1974! I got Catherine's & Serena's in the mail yesterday – and John's & X's are ready to be mailed.
I ate at Lums tonight you know they are owned by the same company that owns Ranch House. They have alot of stuff we have – except we have a bigger menu. I had a chopped steak (8oz) w/ a salad & cole slaw for $2.25 – we have the same thing for the same price. (Ours is better – HA!)
It's now 9:15 PM – just got home from school – home early as class (statistics) is suppose to last from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. I think our class is driving our prof. crazy. The class is taught by a man & woman. We had the man for the 1st time tonight. We were going over Chebyshev's theory & all about statistical deviation. These 2 boys kept asking ?'s – finally the man (prof) just threw up his hands & told us all to go home! I sure didn't know what was going on either – but I wasn't about to
answer ASK any ?'s.
G'ma is listening to your latest tape – right now Ted West is talking. The article in WNJ on him was very interesting.
I'm already getting alot of good use out of my calculator. It's a real time saver (and paper saver) when it comes to dividing & multiplying big numbers – also nice in doing square roots.
Thanks again for all the tapes & for sending the pills. So far the desired effects (affects) aren't happening – but I haven't been taking them all regularly – but now I'm going to try to.
J.B. –– when is your vacation over?