March 6, 1976
Dear Mom, Dad, Mary & John,
Hi! Thanks for your latest letter which I received yesterday. I thought I would wait until I hard from you so that our letters would not be passing in the mail. But then I began to think that perhaps you were waiting to hear from me.
I'm glad to hear that Mary Virginia had a good birthday. I'm going to a birthday party later today for Gerry's nephew who was eight on Wednesday.
Gerry and I are planning to be married in June and we will be leaving for the west shortly thereafter. So we probably will be around for John's graduation and we will also be passing through New Vienna sometime. Do you people have any special plans for the summer? Will you be taking John and Roberta to Hudson Guild?
I have been continuing my bowling with my average around 76 so I still have plenty of room for improvement. I go one morning a week with Carol Lombard, a good friend of mind and then Gerry and I usually go one night a week.
We went back down to Portsmouth last Saturday night making it two Saturdays in a row. We didn't try the Blue Strawberry. We went to hear Rick and Ron Shaw, they sing folk music and they used to perform in Sanford but they have made it much bigger now. They may have put an album out I'm really not sure.
It won't be long now until Roberta is home. Giver her my regards.
I heard the "Other Side of the Mountain" was good but I didn't go to see it when it was here in Sanford. Gerry and I went up to Portland and saw "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." I had read the book and I though they did a pretty good job with the movie. We've been thinking about going to see "Barry Lyndon" which has been getting alot of publicity. I guess it is taken from a novel by Thackeray.
Well, I hope to hear from you all again soon.