Archive for From Marcy

1972, October 24: Letter from Marcy and Peter to G&H

Peter and Marcy take baths; we watch the World Series on TV; Peter has to have an emergency tooth extraction; updates on Peter’s job; discussions of teaching; and more. “Picture us, Sunday afternoon, eyes fixed on the screen of our——would-you-believe?——Color TV, eating tortillas & beans, blissfully watching the World Series, cheering for Catfish and his hairy teammates, trying to be patient with Jed, who asked incessantly, ‘Is it over now?’ and ‘Will you tell me when one team wins?’”

1973, January 15: Letter from Peter and Marcy to G&H

Peter and Marcy attempt to reassure George that their financial situation isn’t so bad after all. “Please bear in mind that Peter’s original estimate was somewhat on the negative side because he was very depressed & worried about that late paycheck, & also because I do most of the keeping track of funds & he wasn’t aware of what had already been paid.”

1973, early April?: Letter from Marcy to G&H

Explanation of a drawing by me, discussion of what Jay and I were up to, some gardening thoughts, and a detailed discussion of Peter’s recent work changes, especially his drama-filled salary negotiations. “Niel asked the Board of Directors for the extra raise [for Peter], and they refused...on account of the Chairman of the Board was in a personal conflict with Niel and was refusing all his requests across the board that evening. So Niel raged and ranted, and next day both of them (Niel and Peter) turned in their resignations.”