Family letters: Fall 1972, part 1

This week in my family history project: some items that aren’t exactly letters, plus one letter. All from mid- to late-1972 (I think).

June 23, 1972
A postcard that just has my name written on it. (Written by me, age 4+.)
Fall-ish, 1972
Peter’s list of his suggestions for names for “the house where i work.” (Where he was working as a drug abuse counselor.) Examples: “the polyphase transformer”; “the hyperbolic paraboloid”; “alter-nation.”
September 6, 1972
(This one is in the form of a real letter, unlike the others I’m posting this week.)
A thank-you note and general life update, featuring news about a potential job, the car, and some washcloths, among other things.
“it finally took the BIG STEP and threw a rod. Got us home from S.F. (quick trip to the Ocean to celebrate Labor Day)—which a mechanic friend says isn’t hardly possible.”
September 7, 1972
Peter demonstrates how compound interest works, in great detail.

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