Thursday, June 5, 2008
News from Penrose, June 30, 1953
When this wonderful communication came to me, I had been in Laramie almost a month, and was dreadfully homesick. I had just graduated from high school, had worked two weeks as a secretary for the welfare office in Cody, when Dwight sent word via Western Union that he had a line for a couple of jobs for me if I could come to Laramie with Mother and Louise for his graduation from the University. I jumped at the chance. The two weeks in Cody, staying in a room in the old Green Gables with a bathroom down the hall, and eating in restaurants three times a day had only enhanced my loneliness. (Mother had rescued me during the weekend.) However, I hadn't anticipated the terrific homesickness I would suffer from for most of that summer. Only having Dwight and Velna in the same town saved me - and they were very busy, so I didn't see them too often. Getting letters, notes, etc. from home really saved me, and I'm sure I laughed long and hard at this clever message from Judy.