April 26, 1975Dear Family,
Well – big plans are being made down here. I still don't know anything definite about a job for the summer – though I stopped in to see George M (district supervisor for Ranch House_ and said he had gotten a letter from Hudson Farm & had sent them back a letter saying the only thing I had going against me was that I am a lady. He doesn't care for idea of women managers, etc.
I'm at work now – it's slow – and will be till about next November. I'm really living the carefree life now – as this week 'm just working today only – getting off tomorrow since G'ma is leaving & all.
Now – as for the plans being made at this end. Aunt Mary & Uncle bill are leaving May 14th w/ the Buick on the auto-train. They are going up for a big wedding – Bob Fryer's [?] – if you remember him, and then to visit w/ the Kintners. They will be gone about 2 weeks – through Memorial Day. At the end of their vacation they will be going to New Vienna leave the Buick there & fly back.
A one-way ticket from WPB to Cincy costs $88 but if you can make your reservations at least 1 week in advance & be gone for more than 3 days – but less than 30 days – a round trip ticket only costs $127. So – I was thinking that I might pay the $40 difference and fly up north June 3rd when my classes are over. Which means if you all are still planning on coming down in June I could drive down w/you all – OR – we could just forget all about June 15th. It's up to you all.
Now – should I not get the job in New Jersey – Aunt Mary & Uncle bill can still take the Buick up – then I'll just stay here till you all get home and drive back w/ you all. If I should get the job – I think it would be best for me to plan on flying up to New Jersey from her – or New Vienna.
I just wrote Serena that should she want the Buick this summer she is welcome to it.
I also wrote John this past week – asking him about when he goes back to school in the fall. I was thinking that he – or whoever wanted to could drive to New Jersey – pick me up – then we could drive on up and see Catherine & X – then take him to school – and back home again.
I'll be glad when I know something definite about this summer. I haven't made an exact count – but I have heard from about 15 of the places I wrote to – most of them saying – "sorry – but all filled up."
I was so cold this afternoon I finally broke down & bought a sweater. I needed a good button down sweater anyway.
We're now at Patricia Murphy's – just had a delicious meal – now waiting for dessert!!
I'll let you all know as soon as I know something definite about this summer.
Please don't be looking for a letter from me this week – as I've got mid terms coming up – starting Thursday. The only one I'm worried about is Biology.
[The following written in another handwriting – probably Uncle Bill's, added at the end of the letter]
Harold – I have a good buy in Gulf States Utilities – coming in a secondary on Tuesday 11¼-½ per share – has been on our recommend list for a long time. I still have 1000 shares unsold as of now. Have sold 7000 shares – good dividend coverage – quality.