Dear Mother & Daddy,
"You sounded so good yesterday, Mother, & I do hope Daddy's back is better today. I think we are all a little tired from all of the excitement and staying up late. Ann is still asleep but the rest of us got up at 6:00 so Bob & Pat could get an early start to Atlanta. It will take them about 13 hours and I hated to see them go. It should be nice when they get there and I hope it will be warm and sunny.
I fixed ham for Christmas dinner and B thought it was much better than turkey. Ann didn't want turkey and we really didn't expect Bob & Pat to be here for Christmas dinner and we had her decide what to have. It was a good dinner and we had a wonderful Christmas.
Everyone wanted clothes of some kind so that's what most of our Christmas was. The things you sent were all very nice and everyone was happy. Bob & Pat liked the little stool Daddy made. I had saved it for their Christmas. Both of the girls are glad he's making the plant stands. They are really nice. I have mine in the dining room window now with a Christmas cactus on it. I'm trying to get the thing to bloom but I don't have any luck.
We all got a big laugh out of the boy warming his feet in the skillet. It almost sounds like Bob. He's always doing something or working at something. I guess he takes after Daddy.
He says the study of the heart is real hard and he'll spend more time on it than the lungs.
Our house is sure a mess. The Christmas decorations look dowdy and there is a big pile of boxes in the kitchen. I guess I'll leave the tree up a few days though.
B is getting ready to go out and I want him to mail this so I'll stop. Hope you both are fine today."
Lots of love,
Merry Christmas, Readers! Hope to see you back for 1971!