12-1-86Dear Mother & Dad,
Hi! Now that December is here I can use my Christmas stationery!
It was nice of you to call on Thanksgiving and good to talk to Serena and Mary Virginia – glad the "Touch of Burgundy" went well. We had a good Thanksgiving dinner – yesterday we froze what was left of the turkey.
Wendy got your advent calendar on Friday. She is doing it 3 days ahead of schedule so that she'll have all the windows open before we leave. Both of us like the pictures! Ashley Wolff has some excellent picture books too. I assume you are familiar with them.
We got out our Christmas decorations which we hope to put around the house tonight. We aren't going to put up a tree. Alot of our nicest decorations are from you – thanks again – we think of you when we see them. I really like the Tomie de Paula The First Christmas pop-up book that you sent Wendy last year.
Although we are looking forward to our trip to Maine I wish we could be in Ohio at the same time! Wendy is very excited especially about meeting her younger cousins and flying accompanied by her parents!
I have a dentist appointment in 27 minutes so I need to go do my final brushing!
We love you!
Love, Catherine, Gerry & Wendy