KATHY on the bridge

  1. August 26, 1967

Dear Allen,

I hope you made it home safely and that everything is fine.

Our plane landed about 1:30 AM, Chicago time.

We had almost an hour’s wait tho’ because something was wrong with the electricity and then we had to wait our turn to use the runway.

Eventually we made it tho’ and everyone’s parents were there.

Mom started to cry and everyone was talking at once and hugging everyone else.

Paul’s mom gave Mrs. Johnson the gold bracelet from our parents.

I didn’t get to bed until almost 6:00AM, but I woke up at 9:10 and was wide awake.

So I unpacked, ironed, washed clothes, read all the papers from the last week and a half, all the correspondence from my sisters and brother since I left, washed my hair, and generally tried to get used to the idea of being home.

I had to…

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