July 17, 1975
Dear Family –
Hi! Thanks for your post card – was surprised to hear from you from Wisconsin – hope you had a good trip. Glad that Ruth was able to go w/ you all – had she ever been up that way?
We all had a good day off – it's just a shame it only happens once a week! We went to Flemington, New Jersey – there are a lot of glass & pottery places there. You could buy irregulars pretty reasonable. I bought a coffee mug (except I'll use it for tea – HA).
We also went in a factory outlet for Rossanna sweaters – I got 2 sweaters & a top that matches the one sweater – for $14.00. One sweater is the heavy-warm type – long w/pockets.
Tuesday night we went to see Funny Lady – it was OK – especially if you like Barbara S. Interesting enough the tickets were $2.00 for the no-smoking section, $3.00 for the smoking section.
It has been raining here for the last 4 [or 9?] days – some days more than others. I'm lucky to live so close to my work.
One day last weekend I went down to set up for breakfast – the dining room was a disaster area. Coffee grounds, corn flakes, rice crispies, orange juice had been thrown all over the dining room! It was one of those times I could have quit on a minutes notice. These kids bring their city ways here w/ them.
The senior citizens are really great – some just stay 1 week, others 2-3 weeks, etc.
I would like the Buick here – how can it be worked out to bring it up w/ you all? Also I would greatly appreciate some Wells samples to give to the woman who helps me w/ the clean-up after meals. She is 72 years old – and quite a character. Also would like some to give to Marion & I.T.
I got my hair cut – it's pretty short at the moment. It should grow though.
Mr. R is very nice – his wife though is an alcoholic – who sometimes is quite a pain. He asked me last night about next summer – I told him I'd like to make it 1st till Sept. 1st.
The food continues to be good – lots of fresh fruit & vegetables. Meat too is good – nothing is deep fried – though we do have lots of potatoes (boiled or mashed) & rice. When we have fresh fruit it's my job to cut it up – eh – so the fresh fruit is alot of work for me.
By Sept. 1st I'll be ready for a factory job – working 40 hours a week w/ weekends off!
Got to go ––––