Sunday, January 31, 2016
December 8, 1973 The Slower Mail, The Inch of Snow, The Nice Tea, The Interesting Program and The Big Radio
"This has been a long and busy day and it is bedtime but we are going to Chicago in the morning and I want to mail this before we go. The mail gets slower every day but the real stacks of cards haven't started coming yet. I have most of mine ready to mail but it seems so early. The Post Office keeps telling us to get things sent so I mailed your Xmas package today. It is awfully early but if it gets there early I hope you'll save it till Christmas.
We had hoped to spend the weekend with Bob & Pat but they are busy so we decided just to go for the day and we won't even call them. There is a dinner at Pat's school tomorrow night and since he's on night duty tonight he has to sleep Sat. afternoon so he'll be able to go with her.
This has been a beautiful but very cold day. We have had an inch of snow this week and it is real winter now.
I ran errands all morning and then went to a tea for a retiring teacher. I was asked to pour so that meant I had to stay a long time. It was a nice tea and so many of our old friends were there. Polly's mother was helping. Polly is married and living in Chicago. We haven't seen her husband but I hope they will come to see me the next time they are home.
We have been to a dinner tonight and that was interesting for the program was on Israel.
Next week is really a busy one but I have Ann's pantsuit all done and Patty's ready to start sewing. Then I'm going to start baking. I always enjoy that but I'm not going to make loads of cookies like I usually do.
I'm sorry about your big radio. It is probably a tube or something like that. Why don't you move the kitchen radio in there? You probably need it more in the bedroom than you do in the kitchen.
I hope you are fine."