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Shotgun Dreams

Oh, the days of watching a movie almost every night.


Fri 20

Letter #2 a week later [sent with the previous letter]


Hi. Thanks for the letter, Mom.  I have a hard time getting to the post office so all this stuff–escept this letter–is a week old.  I’ll send another letter and check next week–hopefully.

The mountain we climbed was Carr–maybe Car–but I think Carr.

Work is pretty good. So far we haven’t been real busy though.  But I’m looking forward to afew 12-16 hour days in the weeks to come.  There is a six-plex that will be ready then, a new church, a job at the fort that will take a weekend and which D has to pay us $28 an hour four, an inside bank job that will take a weekend, and a couple new houses, oh and some apartments.  When it rains it pours–although it hardly ever rains in Arizona.  –Just a little dry humor.

Tell Sadie [the dog] to be careful.  I had a dream where a mean hound dog was trying to get into the back yard and so I shot at him with a shot gun, but the shot would vanish just before it hit him. I guess it can’t come true til August.

About those tapes: If you could would you send me the In 3-D one. Be sure to put “DO NOT X-RAY” or they might and that would ruin the tape.  [I don’t know if this is actually true or not.] The other one–Kieth Green–belongs to Spencer Nelson (my pledge dad). It’s been paid for and is his.  He lives in McPherson.  I don’t know his address or how you could get it to him.  If you can, please do.  I don’t think he will be in Manhattan next fall.

Mike, if you find time could you make that Cosby tape.  I saw the movie “Bill Cosby Himself” that your one record comes from.  It was pretty much what the record is except it’s about 2 hrs. long.

N has been working at Shilo’s Vacation Bible School all week.  Tonight is a big covered dish supper for all those and their families of which I am part, who helped with VBS. N says there will be some good Mexican food there. A lot of mixed–black, white, brown, green, marriages down here and no one cares–neat.  [Ah, the ’80s]

Movie ratings. Diner (R) [drawing of a thumb pointing up] (Thumbs up) Bill Cosby Himself (PG) [up thumb] if you havent’ got the record memorized. Remo Williams (PG) OK–too close to call. To Live and Die in LA (R) [up thumb]–not bad sort of Miami Vice.  Faces of Death II (R) [down thumb] not very good.  Best bet–Diner–very good.

I better get ready for the supper.  Write again. I will next week.  I love you.



P.S. Natty Gamm (PG) [up thumb] very good.


Middle School VBS


For the last few years (not counting last year) I’ve been responsible for the middle school vbs at church. What we’ve done is serve the community in a number of ways. I think for the most part middle school kids know the basic bible themes that the little kids learn throughout the week–god loves you, etc; and they know the main bible stories that have been covered for years. And in my experience, they’re not up for more of that if it doesn’t mean anything in real life. Plus they can barely sit still for a bible story anyway. So in the past few years I’ve kept mine short–Jesus told us we were to feed the poor, so that’s what we’re going to do today. There might have been a bit more than that, but not much. In the past few years we’ve helped sort donations for the Joplin tornado, made and served meals for senior housing, collected cans for the food pantry, constructed and erected a peace poll, picked up trash at the park, made toys for shelter dogs, written letters to sick kids and soldiers. Maybe that’s it, or maybe that’s all I can remember. But it’s been good, and the kids have been great.