Sun. evening [July 11, 1976]Dear Family,
Hope M.V. arrived safely. I am sure she has been told that I left for N.J. before she left Cin. I arrived on time in Newark ? (not N.Y.) & Roberta, John & (his roommate – that is not right) a friend from Wash. state who has charge of young peoples programs met me at the gate. Very few people seem to be traveling. I was surprised for that plane sure lost money.
At the present I have the room to myself & will get along nicely for John & R. will see that I get to the dining hall which is in another building & has 5 steps in the rear and more in the front. We will all eat together ? if R. doesn't have a call. She was on her way this morning at 7:00 to take some little girl to the hospital who had the ear ache. She was back at 10. These people have a cottage rented but no car so the Van driver is on call for the cottages here.
It is a very pretty place & people around want to help me get around not knowing that I can get around myself if no steps & doors cooperate as to width. So far no trouble. This trip was some of H's doings for he came in Thurs. afternoon & wanted to know if I would be willing to take a trip leaving Sat. He had already talked to Roberta for she had wanted me to come up this summer but I told her I was very happy to stay in N.V.
I know that H. & J. were thinking about going somewhere but they hadn't said and I didn't ask. I hope everyone stays well with us all scattered here & there. They were disturbed when they went to New J. because the word got around to too many they thought. They gave the Dr. credit for it. Why Greece I don't know. They just decided to go there I guess. Any way the plans are for me to return home the 22nd.
I use a bed pan placed on a chair when getting up at night & at the present I have it turned upside down in a heavy sack for a stool & using my purse for a writing desk. I suppose there may be a place in the lounge for writing but I am very comfortable at last the sun is trying to shine after a shower before breakfast. If it decides to rain at meal time I may not get there for I can do without food better than to get wet. After breakfast this morning John took me for a nice ride down a hill to the first pond. We were afraid to go to the larger one they way the sky looked.
I want to go see his canteen I guess he calls his store. He seems to think he is doing real well so far. He sold over $100 worth of candy last week & said that was hard to believe & was going into Dover this week to get another supply. That is when the Buick comes in handy.
I asked for a lighter weight blanket for my bed. The one I had last night was heavy enough for zero weather too hot with it & too cool without it so I hope for a better night tonight. I do have a very good comfortable bed & the pillow jut right.
I told R. the only objections I had there is no water in the room & the coat hangers (dress) are fastened to the rod. I can't stand up & put a dress on those kind. She had unpacked my things so as she or J. go & come I will try to think & have them to put away & take out. Plenty closet & dresser space with a nice shelving stand between the 2 beds. 2 comfortable chairs but I use my own mostly & no rugs for which I am glad.
R. got me butter and cottage cheese & a few other things in boxes. She has a lttle space in refrig. We talked a little about calling Cris last evening & see if he could arrange to drive over next weekend for the day bringing M. with him. I am sorry that he was upset over my opinion about different faith's joining together but it is only my one idea but I still would say the same to him. It is entirely up to the couple whether it works or not. I didn't think about Marianne giving him the letter to read. He will have to pass up other peoples opinions when he feels he is in the right & do what he thinks best for him. I hope the little Robbie [Robert Kintner] is all right now but he will have off times just the same as all little fellows.
The 4th is now past & your card arrived in my box the 7th figure that one out as to timing. The church group thought they might make $700 – since we need a new roof that amt. will come in handy.
I went to the Dr. Fri. forenoon. Joann took me over. He checked my heart, lungs & took some kind of blood test from 1 drop. Everything all right he said. At times I get a little dizzy when going to bed & getting up & he said forget about it for it was age & nothing else. Dr. Hamilton had said when I had a little trouble it was nothing serious & it would go & come. For church today I have my S.S. lesson. There is a TV but I know how that goes. No 2 people may want the same program or service.