London, England

Aerial View of Tower Bridge and the City of LONDON

September 1975

Dear

We got here ok – everyone seems to be visiting London – plane was full, London airport jammed mostly with Americans. We are in a very nice hotel, are pretty much caught up on sleep. Going to the British museum today, just will take it easy, off to Rome at noon tomorrow.

Love

Taxco, Mexico

Excerpt from my book Expat Alien. This would have been in the mid to late 1960’s:

Taxco was a small tourist city built on the side of a mountain. Besides having a few interesting churches, it was mainly known for its silver and had shop after shop of silver jewelry. We would go there for a weekend and walk the steep, narrow streets. The hotel we stayed in had a back patio where cockfights took place after dark. The cocks screamed in anger and pain as they killed each other or maybe it was just the crowd I heard screaming. I thought the whole thing was disgusting but lots of people enjoyed it, including my brother.

Vaasa, Finland

Vaasa Church

April, 1996

Hi

We have been having a great time here with Liz. They still have lots of snow but it has been beautiful weather. Went to see Braveheart tonight – it was great!

Love

Here is a photo I took of the neighborhood where we stayed.

And a few others around town.

Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano-Paradiso. Monte Bre

May 1973

Dear

This is the view from our balcony! Very resort-like! Warm.. flowers everywhere. We went to the top of San Salvatore this morn. on a cog railroad…the view was lovely. Have just finished eating lunch and are waiting to take a boat trip on the lake. Bill has dental app. so he is not going. Kathy and Jane are not going either. Yesterday we left Zurich at 7 am and the ride through the Alps was fantastic! Just unbelievable!! We got here about 10 am and went to Kathy’s school, she showed us around…then came back to hotel with us. We took a walk along the lake after lunch and rested in aft. The hotel has a nice pool. It is so nice to be with people who can help us with language problems, ordering food, etc. So far the kids are getting along fine. Steve even said he was glad he came!

Love

The view from the school in Lugano.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1950’s

The County Hospital, costing 13 million dollars, is one of the largest and best equipped in the world. There are 123 buildings on 56 acres of ground. An average 4 thousand patients are treated daily.

(This particular building was finished in 1933, and was converted to office space. A new $1 billion dollar building opened in 2008.)

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