January 13, 1977Dear John,
Hi! How are you doing in the big city of Washington? How much of the inauguration will you get to see? Please tell Serena "Happy Birthday" for us as we don't have her address. We will be sending her a card to New Vienna I guess.
We certainly were sorry you couldn't have stayed in SD longer but we did have a good time while you were here. Since you and Debby left it doesn't seem like we have done much except work. Roberta went on Dr. Atkins diet starting January 1 and I guess she has been sticking to it. Pauline is also on it. It is a diet where all you can eat is meat and cheese and fish but you can eat as much of that as you like. Gerry and I tried it and lasted eight days but on the ninth day we went out and had a pizza.
We went to see "The Enforcer" which is a real blood & guts movie with Clint Eastwood. A little bit of that goes a long way. Last Saturday night we went bowling with Roberta. We bowled three strings and she started out poorly and improved each time. I did the best I have ever done on the first string which was 112. I still have a ways to go. This weekend DeeDee is staying over night on Saturday and we are talking about going to see "Wilderness Family."
Did you go the big wedding in Philadelphia? [Cris & Marita] You'll have to write and tell us all about it since we haven't heard.
We've had to spend some money on the car during the last couple weeks. Gerry took it in for what we thought was going to be a $39.95 brake job last week and it ended up costing us $117.00. Now it needs a new muffler. We haven't driven it since Tuesday since the old muffler could fall off at any time. Frank, the guy who works with Gerry has been taking us to work. We're going to take it to Midas first thing Saturday morning.
Will you be able to ride back to Ohio with Serena or does she leave before you? When will you be back in Granville?
We will be waiting for our first hand report of the inauguration.
Catherine & Gerry