1984, January 10: Note from Jay to G&H

Another pictureless postcard—essentially an index card, but preprinted by the US Postal Service with 13¢ postage.

George and Helen’s address is written on the card in what I think is Helen’s handwriting; I wonder if she gave us some pre-addressed postcards to encourage us to write to them more often.

Here are our ages in early 1984:

Name Age
Helen nearly 76
George 71
Peter 44
Jed 15
Jay 13

Dear Grandma & Grandpa,

Our return trip went fine. Once again, thank-you very much for putting us up/putting up with us for those few days. Thank you, also, for the Christmas presents. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the clock, yet, but I’m sure I’ll find a good use.

Love, Joaquin, Peter, and Jed

Peter’s and my names were added in our respective handwritings; I guess we decided it was easier to co-sign Jay’s note than to write our own. :)


“return trip”
A later letter from me indicates that we drove back from Washington, and that I did some of the driving.
“putting us up/putting up with us”
Peter made the same joke in his next letter, and I’ve been making this joke for as long as I can remember.

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