May 30, 1975Dear Family,
Hi! Just got back from an early graduation party – dinner combination. Had a delicious meal – lobster at one of WPB's better restaurants – Roman Gate – it's a new place out West of town. There were eight of us – all who I had worked w/ at Ranch House. I got a "wise old" owl necklace, a pen (was told for the use of writing letters), and a mug for my hot tea! Also – a delicious meal!
It still really hasn't hit me that I'm graduating – it just feels like another quarter over w/ . I got my Death & Dying paper done – all typed. I rented an electric typewriter for a day from an office supply place here in Lake Worth. First they said $15.00 for 1 week 2/ $100 deposit and I got them down to $4.00 for the day – and told them they could have my drivers license as a deposit – that I didn't have $100.00 to put out.
So now all I have left is my Biology (ugh) and Social Welfare exams – both Tuesday.
It's been raining alot – we need the rain but I had hoped to get a touch of a tan before coming North! You know I'm not working at Burdines this week-end – and heard tonight that there is 80% chance of rain tomorrow!
I went into Burdines today to sign all the papers – that I was voluntarily quitting etc. – they told me to write them & let them know when I'll be back in the Fall. They have always treated me good – they were the 1st place I worked for when I came to Fla. – April 1973.
I bet you all had a busy time w/ the Hortons there. Rob will be glad to have them back – he is used to having things done for him.
I'm very serious about going to India next fall – I wonder about the possibility of getting a visa into China? You know Nixon got to go in. I've been doing alot of reading – you know India has the youth hostel system like Europe – also they have Gov't run hotels – very cheap! If you get a student card you can ride the train half price!
I wish you all could meet Leslie – she is as nice as can be – my age – went to college for 2 years – has had all kinds of jobs – (worked at FAO Swartz (sp) toy place, also one of the fanciest restaurants in Palm Beach as a waitress, etc.) She is very JEWISH – a real business woman – HA! She has travelled alot, and is also very excited about going to India.
Need I remind you to pick me up Wednesday at 11:31 -A.M. -Delta flight. You all will have really been making the runs to the airport – are you able to make use of the freeway going around Cincinnati?
PS Found article about Mrs. Hobby w/pictures in this morning's Miami Herald. Please give to G'ma – to give to Mrs. Moore. It's a good picture of Mrs. Hobby.
G'ma – are you ready to do some 'darning' for me before I go to New Jersey!
SEE YOU ALL SOON!