Dear Mother & Daddy,
"This long weekend has us all a little mixed up. We slept late this morning so we were late all day then. It is nice to have had the extra time. The offices were closed yesterday so B had some time of his own, too.
Thanksgiving day was rather quiet. We had the day to ourselves since the kids' friends had gone out of town. We had a little turkey (and are still having it) with the other usual things. I had to get up fairly early to put the turkey in the oven so I just stayed up.
Ann stayed all night with a friend last night and is spending tonight on the telephone. These kids never get finished with their conversations.
B & I tried to do a little Xmas shopping yesterday. I think everyone else wanted to do the same thing. The stores were full of people. Most of the stores had advertised sales after Thanksgiving & maybe that made a difference. I looked for a coat but didn't find one.
I'm afraid I can't help you much with Xmas ideas. Bob said he'd think about it. Ann says she needs a billfold. B needs pajamas (C) or he has been wanting some shoe trees (Large). I need stationary or would like a pretty scarf or handkerchief. What size shirt does Jerry wear? I don't know that I'll get him one but I can't think of anything else right now. Does Charlotte need anything for her new apartment? What color is her bathroom? I sure wish you'd give me some ideas for Daddy. If you don't I may have to give him an orange and a bag of hard candy.
We would like a bowl of ripe tomatoes, too. They sure sound good & yours are probably better than the ones we could get in the store.
Bob doesn't work in his lab much anymore. He does so much of it at school & of course they have so much more to work with than he does here at home. He works with his fish quite a bit & has a real nice aquarium set up in the basement--has a big bunch of little fish & wants to get some egg laying fish. He's never raised any from eggs.
It is bedtime so I'd better stop now. I hope you both are fine by now."
Lots of love,