Archive for Mendocino

Letters from Marcy #25: 31 July 1967

First mention in these letters of Peter and Marcy’s wedding; also, some discussion of the school they were planning. Also: “I have a sacred & holy mission: to ask you to ask Uncle Hyman for a recipe for good sour Jewish rye—no cookbooks have any real recipes that we’ve found—they’re all for Swedish rye or rye-whole wheat, or something, but about 6 of us would love to make good rybread, no matter how much work.”

Letters from Marcy #26: 28 August 1967

Marcy is now 24 years old, though she doesn’t mention that in this letter. Assorted thoughts about sourdough rye bread, bureaucratic obstacles to getting the Caspar Community School up and running, abalone stew, and various possible future plans. Including this: “How would you like a grandchild? (This is not a matter of decision I ask you, but just a preference: rare, medium, or well-done?)—anyway, we’re thinkin’ about it.”

Letters from Marcy #31: 15 January 1968

Mostly about the Caspar Community School and various things connected to it. “Ah, the sun is shining, the cats are cowering (dog next door is in heat and her following grows larger daily—cats terrorized. (We have the same two we had in the city plus one with 22 toes, 12 in front and 10 in back. She is currently proving to herself that it hurts when you stick a paw in front of the typewriter keys and someone is typing), the ocean is leaping up with 10-15 feet of spray, and the baby is somersalting......all’s well with the world.”