birthday at Tracy's (Tate, in Dorval) and the Mapes.
[one of the last times I'd ever see this group of people].
P.Q. won the election [and many English
families would move away. I voted P.Q. in this election (and
I believe Ralph and Andy did also)...].
a woman dentist [which
at this time was unusual].
out and saw the finished Olympic Stadium for the first time.
from Sue Essiambre [to Ralph], postmarked Woodstock, Ontario,
Nov 30, 7 PM, 1976
Remember me? Sorry I didn't say good bye. Or haven't you
noticed that I've left already? Anyways I decided to write
you a letter hoping that you will write back. Are you going
to school or are you working? I'm doing either [neither?].
Have you heard of the cotton burger? it's a synthetic burger.
I live in a little hick town called Woodstock. I live out
in the country on an acre lot. The scenery is really nice.
We have a cornfield behind us + big fields in front of us.
We live on a dirt road called the 13th line. The road does
wonders for my car. Our mailbox is out by the side of the
road with our name on it. When you get mail the mailman puts
up a little red stick to tell you you got mail; when we want
to mail a letter we put it in our box + put up the stick.
At least it is easier than trying to find a mailbox.
haven't met many people at all. My parents left for Hawaii
the night I got here, so I've been alone for the week. I should
celebrate since I've been here for a week + I'm still sane.
Well as sane as I was when I got here.
I just wanted to say goodbye + hello. If you're ever passing
thru you have a place to stay. If you go to Toronto give me
a call (yes we have a phone) 462-2877, area code 519. Please
write back. Say hi to everyone for me. Be good
came back from out west. [she gave
me a letter that she was going to mail from there (Lake Louise).
I never opened it and still haven't]. Played Risk at Mike Habel's. I got locked out from home
[having forgotten my keys. Karen and a friend wouldn't open
the door, thinking it was a stranger].
137. Ralph's note: I can't recall ever
writing back, and given my poor record on that score, I doubt
that I did. In July of 1978 I received an invitation- postmarked
9 July- to Sue's wedding. She was marrying a John Alan Racey
on Saturday, 19 August, 1978. The venue was Bert's Apple Orchard,
R.R. #6, Woodstock, Ontario, which seems to have been near the
home of Racey's parents, where the reception was to be held.
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