May 8, 1975Dear Family,
Hi! Things seem to be going pretty well – yesterday got my final grade in the science course at the junior college – 'C' – about what I expected.
But today got back my midterm in Biology & Social Welfare. Got a 78 on the biology exam (82 would have been a 'B') and an A out of Social Welfare!! Now – I'll have to keep this up in June and I'll come through OK !
Had a post-card today from Serena – guess she can use the Buick this summer. Also got the signed contract back from Mr. Reem at Hudson Farm – he wrote a note saying it would be fine to get there either the 18th or 19th.
I thought about my future job last night down at the Church – as Aunt Mary took me to the Mother-Daughter Banquet – and there were 140 people there. Can you imagine having that many people to serve every meal? It should be an experience!!
Grandma – we got your letter yesterday. I read all about the new wing at Americare. I'm glad Mrs. Matthews got a room in the new part.
Last night at the Banquet several people said to tell you hello. I'm not sure of many of the names – except Mrs. McGrew was there and said she had written you. She was very dressed up – wig, long dress, etc.
The dinner and program were very good. Carol Huffman sang & Mrs. Rabb played the piano. I think Aunt Mary enjoyed sitting back & watching the program.
Next week is my last week at Sabal Palm – 2 days next week I am to talk to some of the classes. One talk to be about different jobs in a restaurant & the other talk to be about being a waitress. Most of the kids (ones older than 16) do not return to school – instead are turned out into the job market!!
One of the teachers out there gave me a beautiful pair of ear-rings and told me she appreciated all the help I had been! I was really taken by surprise there!!
A week from Saturday (the 17th of May) our Biology class is going to Jonathan Dickinson Park to canoe. Out of 8 in our class there were only 7 of us experienced canoe-ers!
Mary Virginia – thanks for your letter! That is some stationery! I'm glad you liked the cap – you know what it advertises don't you? Campbell's Soup!
Now Friday morning – hope to get alot of my packing done today – of things going in the Buick.
Mary V – how was your weekend w/Serena? How did you get there? The jamboree you went to sounded like alot of fun. Did you meet alot of people there?
Aunt Mary is among the living – she is just busy – but you will be seeing her in person in a couple of weeks!
Thanks for all the letters –