Your letter came while we were on our trip. I was glad to see it. I had to talk myself out of calling you before we left. We hadn't heard from you in so long we were afraid you were changing your summer plans. Glad to hear that's not true.
I'm glad your daughter is growing. Mine is still very petite - so petite she may have to stay in the toddlers' class for swim class again. That may break her heart. But, I don't think she's tall enough to stand up in the pool yet - a requirement for the older class. The pool is suppose to be only 3 feet deep at the shallowest end, but it was deeper than that last year. I know she is about 41"-42" tall now. Maybe she'll be tall enough.
I'd like to read Laura's book, "Nicole's trip." Sounds interesting. I'm curious about what she is expecting. (The tremors have stopped for awhile.)
The Color Connection gal did not squeeze my wrist or look into my eyes - only drapes. Then she looked for color around the neck & cheek area close to the ear. I don't see much color - if any - when I squeeze my wrist. You'll have to do it for me when you come.
How did your mock-wedding go? Sounds like fun. I found out today that we - 4 or 5 people from church - may sing at an Italian's wedding in one of the cathedrals downtown. One of the gals from the Italian congregation is marrying a Catholic. So they are marrying in a Catholic church with an Italian Church of Christ preacher and American singers trying to sing in Italian. Sounds pretty confusing, huh! We'll see how that goes. Michael and maybe one other guy will sing bass. We have a good tenor. We have only one alto - who hasn't had much experience, and I'll sing soprano. Should be interesting, anyway.
Michael is all excited about the new Commodores. I'm sure we'll get one of the new ones sooner or later.
Answers to your questions:
Do you want me to pick you up in Rome or are you brave enough to take the train down?
We had a wonderful time on our trip. Michael wrote a very detailed account of our trip to his mother on the computer. I'll see if he will print out that part of the letter for me so I won't have to go through that all again.
When we were in Lucerne, I got a cassette tape of Swiss music & yodeling. Now I wish I had gotten one for Mother, too. I think she would really like it. Maybe you could pick one up for her (from me, if you'd like) when you go through there. The title of the one I got was "Swiss Folklore - Jodel - Alphorn Swiss Music." But probably any similar tape would do.
We've picked up folk music from Greece, Germany and Switzerland and Italy and have enjoyed them all. I had never thought of doing that until we were in Athens and our friends stationed there had a good Greek tape.
I need to start some Spring cleaning but I am lacking some motivation, inspiration - or whatever. There just doesn't seem to be much time for such petty things as sparkling windows and spotless cabinets. I'd rather be out running around. You'll be here in about a month and a half. Maybe I should wait closer to the 1st of June. It's still raining too much to wash windows here anyway.
Oh, here's some reminders to avoid culture shock here:
If you plan on attending a cabaret show in Paris, you will need a dress and Bill will need a coat & tie. You can wear slacks or a dress to our church service. I always wear a dress. Bill will not need a coat & tie for church. It is not air conditioned. Most of the men just wear slacks and a shirt - maybe a tie.
Maybe I'll think of more later.
0823-858-744 is Michael's phone number at work. Ann Cummings, our neighbor's number, is 081-855-1067.
- 081-867-7747 -
I've gotta get to bed. I have a meeting tomorrow and it is almost midnight now.
Buy as much as you want in Europe. We'll mail it from here to you.
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