After returning home from Arizona, I continued to write letters home from Kansas State. The highlight for me from this letter is the obvious Letterman reference in paragraph two.
Monday [Sept.] 22
Glad to hear Mike ran well Thursday. I called Gram & Gramp yesterday to thank them for the fridge. Gramp was at the farm helping with the Milo harvest, but I did get to talk to Gram. She said mike ran well and of course she enjoyed going to see him. She said she had just baked an apple pie and needed someone around to eat it.
Mike–guess who’s coming to Manhattan Friday. Friday at 3 PM the Pikes are having the Otis Day and the Knights play at a porch party. They are charging $10 for the band and refreshments. We will probably be able to hear them from here, or could just go listen from the street. Also, Second City–the comedy group from which came Bill Murray, John Belushi, John Candy, etc. will be here in October ($5). And–as if that weren’t enough–and by golly, don’t you think it ought to be–the Rainmakers (Let My People Go-Go) will also be here in October. Don’t tell me that Manhattan isn’t the cultural center of the conquered universe.
Well, we had a party yesterday–no Saturday, yeah, Saturday. I never did get a date. I tried. I tried. But next time I guess I’ll have to start trying earlier. After a few tries I decided that I wasn’t going to go with some bimbo I didn’t even know, so I said, “punt it” and went by myself. I ended up having a good time anyway.
Mom, I saw your old sweetie’s kid at Icthus last week–K C. I talked to her some. (Asked her to the party but the Theta pledges were having some kind of retreat that weekend. I know–I asked two of ’em.)
C called last night. I think she and I are going to go to Coffeyville this weekend and meet M and maybe M S and watch P play some ball. C’s still at KU of course, M is at ORU, and M S is still at Liberal, but may (or may not) come here in a semester or two.
I guess L somehow took a pill which had penicillin in it. She is real allergic to the big P. and had a very severe reaction to it. It put her in the hospital for a little more than a week where she learned how “dumb-butt-ish” army doctors are. I guess she’s alright now. Usually if one misses more than a week of basic they have to repeat all of it. But whoever is in charge is letting her continue on.
So I probably won’t go to the Renaissance Festival in KC–although I think it would be cool and that Mike might like it. C’s mom and dad are going–you might see them there.
Gotta go eat lunch. Mike, if you are interested in seeing any of the attractions listed earlier, let me know. See ya all later. Good luck at Clay. I love you.