Dear Mary Virginia,
Hi! Thanks for your letter. It didn't arrive until 21 days after you wrote it but I'm not sure if that's because you waited until later to mail it or if it just came slow because of the church news letter which you mailed it in. At any rate your letter came the same day that we went out to dinner with Roberta and Grandma so they were able to read it.
How is school going now that you have had a few weeks of it. You must be down to less than 160 days by now.
We are still hoping you will be able to come and see us. Maybe you will have some time at the beginning or end of summer. Maybe you won't have to work all summer.
We went to a baseball game last night. The Padres beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3. It was a pretty exciting game. We took some peanuts which were in a can with us to the game but they wouldn't let the can inside so we had to put the peanuts in a handkerchief to get inside the gate.
What have you been doing in your spare time? Do you have much home work? Do you babysit or anything to make money?
Deedee is doing fine. She stayed all night with us last Saturday and slept on our brand new sofa bed. You should see it – it's really nice. It is brown plaid design. We also got a coffee table and a lamp.
Well, I'm tired so I think I'll quit writing and get this in the mail.
Write again soon.
Catherine & Gerry