Dear Mother & Daddy,
"The week has flown by but I'm still not quite ready to start our trip. I've been on the go all week so have a lot to do today. There are things going on today but I'm going to cancel out.
The children have just the long weekend and all of them will be leaving on Sunday afternoon. I don't think Bob K. will be coming. He'll probably just go to his home for the day. Maybe I told you that his grandmother's estate was settled this fall and the money will help him through school. Ann is talking about a June wedding but we haven't made any definite plans yet. Maybe we'll start that at Christmas time.
I'm sending you a map that I've tried to mark so you can follow our trip. I've circled Fulton, where we start, and Normal, which is the end, of course. You have to follow both sides. It isn't exact but will tell you about where we'll be. We've never been across the extreme south so that will be interesting. Maybe my lines got into Mexico, but we'll be only in the U.S.
I would really like to go to Marjorie's wedding and hope you get to go. It seems there are always too many things for us to do at the same time.
Hope you both are fine. We'll try to send cards along the way but it will probably be several days before you get the first one."
Lots of love,