to Fairview, bought 'Aqualung', met Cherryl.
class went to Rea's house, to his guitar studio
[Robert played, his hero was John Lennon]. Brenda
was there. [and with these trips
to Robert's I was on the path to meeting Lesley, and all that
followed. Funny how things work...].
guys on the moon in colour, big party downstairs
[a business party, my father worked for Bechtel Engineering.
At this time I believe he was a Vice-President].
from Sheila written August 5, 1971 from Silver Lake Prov.
is you? I've been away for 6 days now 9 days to go then I
can get you up here. God, did I ever miss our weekly phone
call on Sunday! I have to miss my Sunday fun this coming weekend,
too. Oh well, as soon as I get back I can see you in living
color. I swear, Alan, when I meet you at that train I'll probably
kiss you. So you better get rabies preventive shots. Did Florabelle
get my mother's letter? Have you seen Liz? Can she come up?
I hope, hope, hope so. We'll have an absolute riot. Melody
& Frank (Mel's boyfriend) wanted to come with me to meet
you as the official welcoming party but they both have to
work so you'll have to make do with l'il ol'me. Would you
mind bringing the following things up with you? Just check
them off as you gather them so you don't forget anything,
yourself (my dearly beloved boyfriend)
Liz (my bestest friend in the world)
your camera (film might come in handy)
money (tons of it) not that one
all the letters I've written you (tell Liz to do the same)
tape recorder (send a nasty speech to the GROUP)
records (I do have a stereo you know)
suede jacket (so I can borrow it) not that one
a) Sticky Fingers
b) Hendrix stuff
c) Grand Funk stuff
d) any good stuff you've got, because I can't remember all
the records you've got
something to go swimming in (tell Liz to bring the same)
your love, hugs & kisses for me
about all I can think of for you to need right now. By the
way when I said something to got swimming in, I didn't mean
a pool, I have a whole unpolluted lake up here. You know the
Silver Lake place we vacationed in last year? That's where
I am now. This morning I got up at 7 o'clock, got into the
car with Daddy & Uncle Frank (who is vacationing with
his family with us) and drove all the way to Newcastle which
is 2 1/2 hours from Silver Lake we stayed there for 1/2 hour
and now I'm in the process of driving back. right now we're
stopped in front of the Liquor commission (of course) hic!!
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