August 25, 1966
Dear Mom and Dad,
Received your letter and clipping of the drowning. We are all fine. Time is certainly flying. We went out to see the Funks. They have a beautiful big home in Ladue. I don’t like it as well as Carm’s but it is certainly big. Their furniture has not arrived yet but Donna has your number and she will call you when it comes. Probably about the same time that you will get here.
We have our return reservations for Friday September 2nd at noon. We go to N.Y. and then to Brussels.
Yesterday we spent the afternoon with the Meyers. We went out to Shaw’s Garden Climatron and visited the Rose Garden. Mary Beth and Patricia spent the afternoon at Julie’s. She had come over Monday night with her Debbie and Chelas and Margie. The little girls hit it off so well that they were invited to spend the day. Kathy came and got them in the car. Doesn’t that make you feel old? Pretty soon all those Spanish girls will be grandmas. We went to pick them up and I saw Valentin and Amadina. Both sent you their best wishes.
You received your wedding invitation from Jean Campa. Did you want me to send a gift for you?
Angeles called to say she received a letter from her brothers saying you both look very well. Also Herminia wrote saying how pleased she is with her brother and wife. Angeles is so funny. She said she was afraid for Herminia because she knows how good she is. So she had written to her “Cuidado, Herminia – ya fuiste criada de bastantes y los Cubanos les gustan mucho las sillas.” But she said that Herminia was well pleased with them. I’m so glad for her.
Next Tuesday we are going over to Lela’s then come back by way of Maria Barril’s house. That is the only invitation I have for next week and it is the only one I am going to accept. I must finish up some shopping and then start packing all this. The Singers will come down this weekend.
Barbara spent tow nights at Michele Kickham’s and had a wonderful time.
The Broyles’ leave Sunday for their vacation. We are certainly grateful to them as we have used their car constantly.
Well give our best to everyone there –have fun and don’t forget to visit Southern Spain.
Love from all the family and friends here,
Jim and Dina