January 19, 1976Dear Mom, Dad, and Mary,
Hi! I'm trying to be more regular in letter writing so I am sending you another letter even though I have not yet heard from you!
I got my pictures back on Saturday. Amazing, but most of them turned out. I will send some of them on for you to see at a later date. I need to look at them some more and see which ones Joe might like to have copies of. I think I'm having more trouble readjusting to American life than I had in Africa. My digestive system is not yet completely back to normal.
My social life seems to be picking up somewhat. I went dancing Wednesday night and last night. Saturday night I went to a country much show featuring Red Sovine (if you ever heard of him) and Sunday afternoon I went to a spaghetti dinner – party.
X has gone to Chicago this week so I am in charge at the library. I hope nothing terrible happens while he's gone. It sounds like he has a fairly good chance of getting into the doctorate program at the University of Illinois. They don't accept very many though so time will tell. At the moment I am very satisfied with my life in Sanford so my plans for the near future do not include moving away from here. I was thinking though that I might spend the remaining one week of my vacation in New Vienna this year, seeing as I haven't really spent much time with you all during the last few years.
Hope to hear from you soon!