Dad left at noon last Mom. (TV is interferring) for a pastor's convocation at Butler, & coming home Wed. Aft. He enjoyed it.
Yesterday we went out for breakfast at Perkins - it was very busy - first day of small game hunting. Larry took us all out to lunch at the Jefferson Room (old & bldg.) house on Corner of Mkt & 2nd & the food is excellent. Even Dale went with us! Then last nite the opening of the refurbished Library Theater. It is lovely - the color scheme is so pleasing. It was fun to be there - some in formal dress - good program. We didn't stay for birthday cake as it was 11 pm by the time the program ended & Dad had the service at the Valley today when 5 were confirmed.
Thurs nite Mel & Levina took us out to dinner at the Bucktail Hotel, Marienville. Good food & such a nice atmosphere. We will go there when you are here for Christmas. You are coming, I hope.
I received many nice cards & letters from friends & relatives. Even got a 2nd Soc. Security check on my birthday but not the large one the man said I'd be getting - the back money due me because they went back to my 62nd birthday. Gen plans to quit work & take S. S. at 62 next June.
Barb has been home a week. I felt sorry for Tom as that is such a long trip in 2 1/2 days. We didn't know when to expect Barb & they drove in about 9:30 Sat. AM. I had just gotten dressed & was glad of that. We were invited to Braders that Sat. nite so I couldn't make dinner for them & Tom left at 4:15 A.M. Sun. It is nice to have Barb home - she is knitting, exercising, etc. She has changed a lot & I like them. Last night Barb, Lar & Pam B. [friend of Barb's from high school] went out - Holiday Inn & one other place. Glad she will go out.
No school next Fri. in service day for teachers. Next Thurs nite the Players Club puts on Fanny & it will be at the Library Theater in connection with the anniv. Lar & Barb will go with us.
Wed. Nite Dale goes to a concernt in Buffalo again to see the Moody Blues.
I'm rooting for the Orioles & hope they clinch the title today. Games have been good.
Today we went to the Brookwood in Jamestown for dinner & had delicious lamb. It was a special for 5.95 & you don't see that too often.
Larry landscaped the side of the house & it is so attractive. This past week he brot over 3 large rocks & placed them among the shrubbery. He hopes to get 2 more. He brot in dirt to build it up like a rock garden. Very nice.
Mr. Conaway died a week ago. Mrs. C. will stay in her home.
Guess I've covered all the news for this letter. We are all fine. Have a good birthday & don't celebrate too much!!!!
Forgot to mention - Curt & Denise [a cousin of mine and his wife] are expecting a baby next April. June [Curt's mom] said they didn't waste any time!