11/17/75WARM to HOT during the day – cools down at night – nice for sleeping.
Dear Grandma ––
Good morning – it's only 6:00 here but is is impossible to sleep past 5:30 or so here because then all the cleaning people go to work here. The place is very clean. The food also is good – break fast is "free" – which is Tea, toast, hot cereal, & eggs fixed however you want them.
I've met an awful lot of really nice Indian people. 2 Especially from Bombay staying here at the Y.M.C.A. for a conference on business mgt. Dr. Shamara [?] got his doctorate at Penn State – Mrs. Mooz got here at Ohio State. They both are professors in Bombay. Last night we went to the Red Fort for what is called Sound & Sight show. It only cost 1 Rupee (12¢) and was it ever good – it told the history of India & at the same time lighting effects were used. It (Red Fort) was built 1648!
I've been very careful as to what I eat & so far no problems what so ever! I've been eating w/ my 2 friends from Bombay – also w/ an Australian couple whose missionary son & family are here from Decca. Went to Church yesterday – Methodist hymnals were used – I felt right at home.
Today I'm taking a tour of New Delhi w/ some kids I've met here. A couple (on 3rd month of honey moon) from Hawaii, boys from South Africa, and 2 Japanese boys. We are an international group!
My bed is a cot – w/ very thin mattress. Sheets & blanket were here so I use my sleeping bag as a pillow. One was here – but it had no give to it at all.
Leave for Calcutta Wednesday night –
Greetings to my family –