Apparently these family-letters posts are all I’m using my blog for these days. Some day I’ll get back to posting other things too.
This week in my family history project: A letter from my father (about birthday presents and parapsychology), a letter from my mother (about Marmite and winter clothes), and a postcard “from” me (about Children’s Fairyland), all written in late 1971 and early 1972.
- November 2, 1971
- In which Peter asks his parents to read Pursuit of Loneliness (as a birthday present to Peter), asks his parents to join a pyramid scheme, and describes a psi experiment that he’s planning.
- “you’d stand to realize, if the chain remained unbroken, […] the sum of TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.”
- November 10, 1971
- In which Marcy extols the virtues of Marmite, asks George and Helen to send winter clothes, and recounts Jay’s vocabulary.
- “A thick black sauce, it tastes almost unbearable just plain, but verra verra tasty mixed in with bland things like cream cheese”
- January 16, 1972
- In which Jed and Laurel go to Children’s Fairyland.