Dear Mother & Daddy,
"The day is half gone & I haven't done much of anything. B is washing the car and Ann is just loafing.
Yesterday, I cut out a black voile dress but didn't do anything else on it. The material had been given to me several years ago and I never did do anything with it. I don't know how it will look but there are several affairs coming up at school so I could use it. I poured at a reception for visiting faculty members on Thursday. We always have a lot of different teachers here just for the summer.
Bruce Washburn's father died Monday morning so I've been out there a couple of times this week and we went to the funeral Wednesday. His mother will stay in the farm house until September 1 and then move into town in a small apartment. Bruce is transferring to Drake in Iowa and Nancy will teach in Iowa next year.
Parsons College is having its problems again but I saw in yesterday's paper that they have been given a little more time on their accreditation. Roberts is out, though, and I wonder where he'll go. We had heard it rumored a month ago that he was being fired.
The mimosa seems to be growing. The root system almost filled the keg. Maybe I didn't even tell you we had set it out. We keep watering it and it appears to have taken hold although the wilted leaves have all turned brown & are coming off. I don't think there are any more falling, though.
Don't worry about picture frames for me, Daddy. One of these days I may bring some molding for you to miter but I'm in no hurry.
We didn't know Steve & Sally were even thinking of selling their house. It is awfully small for their family now.
I must get some work done so bye for now."