We are on our way to Amsterdam. I’ll take KLM to Chicago, Bill to Frankfort and Lagos. The Paris weather has been cold but clear and sunny – lovely. I walked miles to know Paris a little better. Had lunch with Zina yesterday – she says Lisa is very unhappy here – she’s going to US for Easter. Do keep warm, for that helps to recover and prevent colds.
We saw Burnhams off on the boat train for their trip to London. I think they have had a good time these two weeks (we have, too) and feel they will enjoy being on their own now in England. We are off to Madrid at noon.
Santiago has remained a very nice place. Very European in appearance and dress. The weather is beautiful. Sunny and in the high 70s. This weekend I am reading lots of background material and meetings start on Monday.
Hi – This is a gorgeous island – nice climate, friendly. I’m having a great time. Plane from Singapore was 8 hrs. late, full but comfortable. Stayed overnight in Aukland, then Fokker Friendship flight to Napier that was beautiful. Last night we had 14 here for Jenny’s Bday party – lots of fun and food. Bron and Kelly have grown and are lots of fun, Tom is remodeling the bathrooms, Jenny is adjusting! I’m so glad that I came. Thelma and I are very compatible. We drink tea and eat biscuits all the time.
Gran Hotel Ancira. Overlooking the mountains with 250 rooms. A dignified atmosphere of Old World Charm blends with informal luxury.
I stayed in that hotel when I was about nine years old. There was a reception in the lobby and my father was there on business so he was attending the reception. For some reason I was wandering around the lobby and thought I saw my father so I went up and grabbed his hand, very happy to see him. I looked up and it wasn’t him. I wanted to crawl under the floor. It was a panic moment. But I soon found him and all was well.
Was good to hear your sweet voice the other day. Is still rather hot here so we have to go to the beach a lot to cool off. Hope you are well and happy and keeping the 2 weird cats entertained. Talked to Va. after we called you and she is coming on Feb 3, for 3 or 4 days. We haven’t been doing too much here except help out a little on the farm and relax. The beer is good.
Till Later, Love Tom, Jen, Bron & Kelly
Heretaunga Plains from Te Mata Peak. This view from Te Mata Peak looks westward across the fertile Here tang Plains in which lies the “village” of Havelock North and the city of Hastings toward the snow-capped Kaweka Range. In the foreground is Peak House, a popular restaurant.
Greetings from Berea (Kentucky). But, we visited Shaker Village yesterday and saw this lovely staircase. A real work of art! Ran into the Hansens here tonight. (Burma, Nigeria, Mexico) they are on an Elder Hostel. All well! We like the South.
Much Love, Bill & Va
Trustees’ Office 1839. “We went thro the Office, it is a brick house… the stairs are in the shape of a half moon and have 22 steps in the flight.” Shaker Manuscript August 21, 1874
Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
This is a confusing postcard because it has a date stamp both from Lexington, Kentucky and Montgomery, Alabama.