In this letter, Marcy is preparing for the end of the school year—her junior year at Antioch—and for the summer.
This letter includes the first mention in these letters of Aunt Stelle; I’m still a little vague on who she was, but I remember her name from childhood, and she appears more prominently in later letters. Also the first mention in these letters of a guy that Marcy was seeing; she doesn’t mention his name, and I gather from mention of other (also unnamed) guys in later letters that this one didn’t last long.
And the mention of welding here is mildly amusing because of her mention in another letter years later of Peter being a welder.
These early letters are full of references to various friends; none of them are people I’ve ever heard of. I wonder whether she kept in touch with any of them in later years. I’ve desultorily searched online for a couple of them, but haven’t found much of interest.
Friday [pencil: 6/5/65] Hullo. Another quarter draws to a close. Still have tons of work to do, like 2 xxxxxx sets of papers to mark, and a kiddies art project to complete (making a papier mache animal and some other junk) and some reading for another course and a final or two that won't bother me much. And and and and..... The quarter is over on Wednesday, the 16th. Graduation is the 19th, and I intend to stick around till then, as Carolyn and some of my other dear friends are graduating, and it ought to be fun. After that, I plan a rather segmented nearly-two-weeks. I should have my Ohio drivers license by then; will thus come to Phila and get a Penna license xxxxxx if I can without turning in the Ohio one. If not, I'll keep it. On the way to phila, if I can arrange some sort of ride (which looks pretty feasible) I'd like to stop for a day or so to see Janie, the gal in Mechanicsburgx who Sally and I visited once before on the way out to ys. Thence to Phila for a few days; then NY, to see some people I barely got to call on my way through that weekend and go to a party for a bunch of kids who are leaving for Europe for a year and I probably won't get to see for a good long time, as I'll have graduated by the time they get back. THENCE have a couple of invitations to visit various people on Cape Cod....Sally and some other friends will be up there, probably;.and a tentatively planned two-or-three-days at a hotel owned by someone's family (thus free) in upstate New York, depending on rides and tourist seasons and the like. Then back to Phila. for another few days, then on to school. starts July 3 or 5 or something but I have to get back early to find a place to live. I figure x if I get to do about half of all this I'll have a pretty damn fine time; but that's all the things I want to do. So far. Nowthen. In answer to letters: sorry I never got time to dig out the brownie recipe, but I do thank you for the pretzels and soforth. the soforth kind of melted, as did the pretzels, but they were well x worth the trouble of separating. Also got the check, for which also thanks. If you'd like to contribute to my trip home I won't mind. Don't worry about the record; they're always a fur piece behind themselves; you'll probably start getting it sometime next year. (ie. summer; academic rather than calendar year...) Best to Aunt Stelle, if this gets there before she leaves. wish her a good trip for me, and all that. No idea whatever who it was that said hello to Daddy; I'm told Carl is supposed to be in California, and don't really know anyone else in the city with a very long beard. But then, your definition of a very long beard is probably about three feet shorter than mine..... They were right, by the way. It is like an egg without salt. New minor romance is clean-shaven, and there's really something missing. Daddy, you should grow a mustache. Justx to see..... The workmen building a new dorm directly outside my window are welding today. Listening to the torch crackle and smelling ozone...xxxxxxx good way to spend a morning. Also working hard at the moment on a Benefit Showing of student films tonight. Benefit of Mike, Mike and Rick, the film makers. Mike and Rick are driving out to Colorado xx to camp out over div x change, and the other Mike needs money to survive next quarter. We figure that at two showings, ca. 100 people each, they ought to get nearly $50 apiece (75¢ a head; payment in kind--chickens, roasting ears, camera accessories--accepted in lieu of money) but I guess about half of that is much more realistic. Back to the salt mines. see you soon [handwritten: Love Marcia]
Postmark: Jun 8, 1965, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Handwritten: “Rec’d this 6/10” and “Ans. this 6/13/65.”