Dear Mother & Daddy,
"I fooled around all day yesterday and never did get my letters written--still haven't written to Bob & Pat.
We went to church this morning and then after lunch I stirred up a chocolate cake. My sweet tooth gets hungry too often I guess but I was chocolate hungry.
B has been fighting off a cold this week but we've been mighty lucky about them this winter. The flu seems to have just hit the schools around here and some of the small towns have closed theirs for a day or two when so many are out.
The weather stays so cold and gloomy. I just hate this time of the year when everything is so dirty & when the days are so gloomy.
Patty's knee is getting along fine and she doesn't even limp now. The specialist told her to sit on a table with a brick on her foot & raise it up & down to strengthen the muscles again. Bob said the Dr. had treated 35 knee injuries in 48 hrs. I guess he checks on the students and there are probably a lot of injuries from sports.
I told you the kids were going bird watching over the weekend. They saw 35 kinds--many they had never seen before. Now Bob wants us to send his binoculars & bird book. Luckily he hadn't stored them last summer or they would probably have been taken with the other stuff. I don't think he ever saw any of his stolen stuff but he says he is still watching for it.
I'm going to Chicago this week to a meeting with B. We'll go on Wednesday after lunch and come home sometime Saturday evening. You could get in touch with us if you called for B at the AACTE meeting at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. They will page him or take a message. I keep hoping there will be another wife there that I know. Many of these people were at the meeting in Oregon last summer so there is a chance. I will browse around or knit or read while B is busy and I'm looking forward to it.
I hope you both are feeling fine & that the snow is gone."
Lots of love,