One-page handwritten letter on three-hole-punched lined paper, in red ink.
At the top of the page, Helen wrote “Aug 22 ’84.”
Dear Grandma & Grandpa,
xbrought us the doughnuts & bread & granola bars. They were all great. Thank you very much. School starts in xtwo weeks. (I’m going into ninth grade, my first year in high school.) I’m looking forward to seeing some friends that I haven’t seen sincefor a few months, but not the homework, which there will be lots of next year. I quit Japanese, because of transportation problems, but I’m going to xstart taking Spanish. I’m xin three xxxhonors classes next year - Math, English, and xscience. Also, I’m taking a course called Applied Bu xsiness Law. Also, I’m on the xxxcross-country team, and I have a morning paper route instead of afternoon. I have a very busy nine months ahead of me. Just
Just during the summer, I have been doing four to five paper routes, and I’ve been making a lot of money, so I’ve decided to start saving for a car. (After all, in only two years, I get to
xxx xxxget a license)
Once again, thanks for the food
P.S. Sorry for all the cross-outs, Its 7:35 A.M., and I’m not quite fully awake.
- “transportation problems”
- I think Japanese classes were offered only at Paly (the high school I was attending); Jay went to the other high school, Gunn.
- “four to five paper routes”
- I knew that Jay had done a lot of work and a lot of saving money as a kid, but I either didn’t know or had forgotten just how much. That seems like a lot of paper routes; I’m impressed.