Peter writes about work, and a sad death in the community, and a computer that Uncle Dobe had bought. “Now, if I work very hard, this stock will be worth something.... if not, it will be good only for wallpaper....”
A thank-you and life-update note from Jed. “The Christmas doughnuts and lefse were DELICIOUS; thank you very much for making and sending them.”
A thank-you and life-update letter from Jay.
Jay wishes George a happy birthday and sends news of his planned trip to see various family members. “It is raining outside and I am thinking dismally of the prospect of delivering newspapers.”
Jay reports on his track-team successes. “My plans for this summer are coming along nicely.”
A note from Peter letting George and Helen know that Jay had embarked on his trip.
Two thank-you notes from Jay. “I just got another paper route (morning) and our Japanese exchange student is pretty nice.”
A thank-you note after visiting George and Helen. “thank-you very much for putting us up/putting up with us”
A thank-you note from Peter after our visit. “thank you so much not only for your putting [up with us / us up] for a week, but for your loving & thoughtful presents/presence.”
Peter sympathizes with a burn that George or Helen had recently experienced, and tells them that Johrei would have helped. “So sorry to hear of your burn, I know it is one of the most painful injuries.”