Dearest Catherine –
Received your letter written Saturday and you must be having a scorcher of a summer - you may be glad to get back to Ohio if just to cool off.
First day of VBS went real well – no rain til afternoon & then it poured. Serena went to Wilm PL while Daddy was in Wilmington. He is 5th in line for the best seller "How to avoid probate" – 1 of the books of the week this week.
Aunt Virginia called this evening and invited Daddy and I to Mary Ellen's wedding on Aug. 6th. I held my breath for I was afraid it might be a week later. It is to be a very small one – Sarah is matron of honor and Maureen is jr. bridesmaid. Bill and Jan are moving to Bristol, Connecticut. The boys are too busy to come down to N.V.
G'ma & G'dad had a letter from Joe & he seems to be enjoying his job as elevator boy. [at hotel in Chautauqua] HH Humphries [sic] is to be staying there soon among other notables. He's looking forward to the tips that he's been told sometimes amount to $100 per day & one person even tipped $100 last year.
Roberta's arm is still in a sling. Patty said you have never written her or answered her long letter she wrote you at Lakeside. Called Nancy Henderson to see of she would help at VBS rest of the week & she's got a piano lesson tomorrow morning but may (?) come afterwards & B. Rudisill is coming. Roberta & Linda had their hands full with Chad & Kirk Carey, Mark Beers & MV. Miss you. Do write ofen & keep well. Love & XXX Ma & Pa & ALL