Thursday, May 11, 2017
1977 Catherine's Letter -May 17
May 17, 1977
Dear Mom, Dad, John, Mary & (Serena?),
Hi! Glad you got the flowers OK. We are expecting to get a call from Roberta anytime and looking forward to seeing her. Gerry and I are both taking Friday off this week so we'll have two long weekends in a row.
I think we have finally gotten rid of the fleas. We used another bomb over the weekend and I haven't had any new bites since.
I had to throw our sour dough out because I forgot to feed it. I had hoped to freeze some so I could start it up again at a later date but it was too late for that.
I had been making about a half gallon of yogurt a week. The crock pot works really well to make it in. I ran out yesterday and I thought I'd hold off making more for a few days and eat something else for a change.
Enjoyed reading the letter from Marianne which Mary Virginia enclosed. What is a braxton-hicks contraction? I never heard of them. I go to the Dr. on Friday – other than that not much new. I am gaining weight. Less than four months now until "due" date.
Gerry played golf Saturday with a guy from I.H. [International Harvester] I walked around with them – got some sunburn on my face & arms. It was mostly cloudy so I was surprised to see how red my face got. We had hoped to go on a picnic Sunday but the weather didn't cooperate. Sprinkles with temperature in the 50's. Maybe next weekend.
I'm listening to the Padres game right now – they're playing in Chicago. They were winning 2-0 until the 3rd inning and then the Cubs got 8 runs and it is 2-8.
I still have to write to John & Mary Virginia so I better sign off.
Love, Catherine & Gerry