Dear Mother and Daddy,
By looking at the back of this paper you can tell where I am today. I taught math to 7th and 8th graders at the Middle School. It wasn't quite as pleasant as 5th or 6th grade, but I managed. I saw a few spitballs and heard a few curse words, but they were just trying me. Tomorrow I will teach art at the Arts part of the American schools in The Hague. I will be the 3rd substitute for the teacher. That should be interesting!
I had a little car trouble on the way to work today, but J. will come at 3:30 to see what is wrong. That way I won't be left stranded. Used cars can be a problem sometimes.
We celebrated Sinterklaas on Sunday evening in Olst. We spent over two hours reading poems and opening gifts. I got a paperback book, two kinds of perfume, food, a set of towels, and other little things. Everyone had fun, and we had eggrolls for dinner. Monday night we went to a 12 1/2 year wedding anniversary celebration. It was interesting, but I was ready to leave after about one hour.
I am enclosing a copy of our flight schedule. It is the final one.
Our trip is costing a little over $1,000 for both of us to fly to you. Of course, that doesn't include the car or fuel. But that isn't too bad. I am learning to economize. Yesterday I sewed a new skirt out of an old brown wool one A. can't wear. I cut around the moth holes, and it doesn't look too bad.
Well, I have babbled enough. We'll see you Dec. 20th.
I'm home, but my variomatic belt on my right rear tire is broken.
I drove 48-50 mph all the way home with J. behind me. He went back to work so I now have to cook supper.
I got W's letter postmarked Nov. 14 and Nov. 29. (Postage due was the delay.) No photos!! I'll have to take my own in two weeks.