One-page handwritten letter on three-hole-punched lined paper.
Time is zipping by in these letters, as the gap between letters grows larger. Here are our ages in early 1988:
Dear Grandma and Grandpa,
Thank you very much for the cookies, brownies, and “blackberry spread” - I like it much better than normal jelly or jam. Again, I would like to apologize for not coming up for Christmas; I really would like to visit. Besides seeing most of my friends that are back from college, I finished my own college applications during break. Three sentences redacted by Jed.
Helen circled “Thank you” and wrote, in the margin: for candy
I watched the Seahawks game on Sunday - that sure was a heart-breaker. I was going for the Seahawks all the way, and I never have liked the Oilers. Oh, well, it would not have mattered if the
xxxSeahawks xhad won, because our 49ers are going to win it all, regardless. (You can quote me on this.) Anyway, I hope you had a great Christmas, and thanks again for the baked goods.
P.S. Thank you for the complement on the Oracle. I’ll send more as they come out.
In margin, Helen wrote: Good job
P.P.S. Here is one of my senior portraits.
- The high school newspaper that Jay worked on.