[April 4, 1975]Dear Family -
Hope my coming home plans will meet with your approval. Mary phoned in this afternoon to make a reservation for the 26th but no seat except 1st class & since they cost $26 more I am not about to pay that amount unless necessary. So I am to leave on Sun. the 27th for Cin. 3:48 P.M. flight No. 842 arriving in Cin at 7:12 P.M. from Ft. Lau. at 3:48 that is making good time. Price is 88.37 (or.31) the same as I paid coming down. The only cheaper price is given on excursions which must be for round trips of 3 days.
Sorry to hear of Mrs. Phillips illness but after a certain age we can expect to leave this world. [Nancy Johnson Phillips died April 14, 1975 at age of 96. Her husband Harley died in 1960 at age of 80.]
We had steaks & baked potatoes ice cream & cake for Marianne's Birthday this evening. Then she & Larry & her parents went to the Ice Follies at the auditorium. Roberta & I are baby sitting. They wanted us to go but R. was not interested & I think I have seen the program. Glad I didn't decide to go for it is much cooler today & that place can be cold. So we are baby sitting with Rob. being asleep.
Before Cris left Mon. he wanted to go gather some strawberries to take to the folks he stays with so Mary, Rob.- & myself went with him. I remained in the car & they gathered 9 qts. Larna helped them for she & Cris were about to leave. When we arrived Cris took 4 qts with him Tues. he phoned saying they were having a big snow & he had arrived safely also he received notice of being sent to ? – a suburb of Detroit for another training period. This time in connection of parts for trucks. He had become very much interested in farm life where he lived.
Mary bought herself a 3 hear bike to-day (on sale) & Larry put it together for her. Hope she enjoys riding it. Roberta gave me a very pretty (3 blooms) Lily for Easter & we had colored eggs & Robbie gave me a plant enclosed in glass which is pretty. Our baby is a very good little fellow.