Family letters: late 1970

Thank-you letters from my parents to various people, plus assorted updates about education and business and money and us kids, plus some odd what-appears-to-be-sniping at George and Helen that I don’t have context for.

August 2, 1970
In which Marcy thanks a cousin of Helen’s for a gift of Canadian money. And then tells her the lost-Gospel-of-John story.
“We both think that Canadian money is a much more suitable gift than U.S., as it’s prettier.”
August 25, 1970
In which Marcy gives general life updates, and Peter waxes enthusiastic about a wine-shop.
“[Jed is] now able to handle being all sorts of imaginary persons[…]”
November 8, 1970
In which Peter quotes poetry from his physics textbook, and alludes to some kind of conflict with George and Helen.
“Human beings […] do not like to have their settled opinions changed by a newcomer who proves he is right. Far from being pleased at being shown something new, they are angry to find their beliefs upset, particularly if those beliefs have been firmly established in childhood —— their sense of security is assailed.”

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