Aug. 25, 1987
I will try to make Tues. my day to write to you. Your Father has already written, as he cannot stop talking about leaving his little Ginny at college…I hope that today you will have good luck registering for classes and getting your books. Everything else should be a piece of cake! As classes start, I’m sure you’ll get into a routine and settle in quickly. Of course, many people asked about you Sunday (it couldn’t be because Daddy mentioned taking you to college in his sermon, could it?!) Everyone wishes you well.
We love you,
This is my day off, but I had chapel today and did some other stuff…Last night Mom and Meredith went to the Lyric Opera. The G—-‘s couldn’t go so they gave us the tickets. I couldn’t go with Mom — had an appointment and PTL meeting — so Meredith went. It was a modern one, so a little boring — but O.K. I guess. I love you ginny — God keep you safe. Behave and study a lot!
Did you really think I wasn’t going to write you? What kind of a sister do you think I am?…People keep asking me if I miss you. Of all the stupid questions! I must’ve got asked that 15 times yesterday. It was driving me absolutely nutso!… I think I shall write a letter to K, too. —From hearing stories about what her roommate is like, it sounds like she could use a little cheering up! So I’ll say goodbye — you could write back, if you really wanted too! Have fun (but be good!)
Tuesday, August 25, 1987
Thank you very much for the two-dollar bill. I will never spend it. The year when it was printed is the year I was born in!….How is the weather you’re having? It rained last night and has been raining almost all day. How are you getting along with Peggy? Is she nice? By her picture I would think she is. When you get this, I won’t expect you to write back right away because you’ll probably be very busy. When you do write back you could combine letters on one piece of paper.
Jamie (your loving brother. HaHa)
Sept. 15, 1987
I’m sorry I haven’t been writing. I haven’t forgotten about you. Actually, I kept reminding myself to write to you. School is keeping me busy (probably not as busy as you, but busy).
This typewriter is driving me crazy. You must be glad to have the new one. Have You used it much?…I don’t mind if you show this to your friends, but if you do, tell them I’m doing the righ t fingering, not just picking it out with my first finger.
Don’t get homesick, just keep in mind that we love you. Write as much as you can, because I love mail, too. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO and many more!!
Your Loving Sister,
P.S. Which is X and which is O?
As I was going through my memory box for earlier posts, I found a stack of old letters I had saved. These are excerpts from letters I received soon after I left for college.
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