March 1999

Beautiful weather in Houston with lots of sunshine an bout 70 degrees. Played bridge all afternoon by the pool. Almost time for our cocktail hour and dinner. Another half day of meetings tomorrow before we return.

Love, Tim

Blue Bonnets – State Flower. In late March through April, Texas Wild Flowers bloom in masses along roadsides, meadows and hillsides.

Browerville, Minnesota

Little Elk, Youth Ranch, Browerville, MN


I have been having a lot of fun, and it has been really nice. My horses name is Rio-Grande, and she is very stubborn. I have nice counselors and I have gone swimming every day Well I hope it is nice on Saturday.


New York, New York


I arrived ok and met with the consultant last night. Slept late and loafed. Will go to Hardins for dinner soon and then Lowell and I will go to Princeton.

Love, Bill

The Berkshire Hotel, Madison Avenue at 52nd Street. Finest location – Radio City, theaters, exclusive store and shops within easy walking distance. New York City’s newest – 500 handsomely furnished guest rooms – all with finger-tip air-conditioning, 21″ TV in every room.

Claude Monet

April 1983

Arrived Ok, bumpy flight, 2 hours late. Bill met me – we have visited about everyone and everything. I hear your party was a success. Bill likes your cards. It’s cold here – daffodils in bloom but not tulips yet. Madurodam is going strong! I’m unpacked so off to bed.

Love, Va

Claud Monet (1840-1926), A woman in a Garden, Ste Adresse 1867; Hermitage, Leningrad


May 1963

I got your good letter today. thank you for writing such an interesting letter. In this picture the things that the boy and girl are looking at are called PiƱata’s and are filled with candy and gifts. They are used for birthdays and the cover is made of Paper Mache.

Write again. Love, Bill

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