November 1988

Greetings – and many thinks for your visit! We loved seeing you and catching up our news. Will call later on regarding our St Paul Visit.

Love, Bruce

Minnesota is our 32nd state (1858). Capitol St Paul. Name derived from the Sioux Indians, meaning sky-tinted water. Its 10,000 lakes are said to have been made by Paul Bunyan’s blue ox, Babe. Longfellow’s famous poem The Song of Hiawatha, tells of the Minnesota waterfalls that “flashed and gleamed” and rivers that rushed through “palisades of pine trees”.

Bangkok, Thailand

February 1985

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Do these dancers look kind of familiar to you? We saw a dancing show yesterday – many of same steps you learned. Bill took lots of pictures! It is to be 96 degrees here today. We joined the worshipers a the Temple of the Emerald Buddha yesterday – very impressive.

Tomorrow (Bill’s birthday) we leave for Singapore for 2 days. Have a good weekend!
Love and Kisses, Mom

“Finger Nail Dance” one of the most beautiful Thai Classical Dances

Washington, DC

November 1981

I ran myself ragged yesterday cleaning the apt. and packing in Minneapolis. Then Kathy drove me to the airport, and in 2 hours I was in Washington with Bill. We are in a very nice hotel – with a tiny kitchen so we can eat here much of the time. Bill had it stocked with grape nuts and cheese! I have just slept and rested today – walked over to Watergate shopping center for a bit of exercise. Nice weather.

Love, Dede

The River Inn, Washington DC. In Foggy Bottom between the Kennedy Center and Georgetown.

Brussels, Belgium

June 1985

We have had a nice dinner in a 5 star rest. and are watching TV – getting rested for our 9:30 tour tomorrow am. Jean was properly impressed with the “Grand Place” tho the cobblestones are murder on the feet. Wish you were here.

Love, Va

Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Taylors Falls, Minnesota

July 1973

When we were on the boat unfortunately could not see this view since we were sitting on other side of the boat. But enjoyed our cruise anyway – down here for the day to picnic and relax. Now the sun is sinking and the river is very peaceful – not too many people here today. Probably impossible on the weekend.

Love, Tim

The “Old Man of the Dalles” and upper landing of the Dalles of St. Croix. Taylors Falls, Minn.


This superb building is that in which Parliament is housed. On the right, the Victoria Tower, and on the left, Big Ben.

August 1956

Hi you lucky people. Having a wonderful time. Happy to get all the letters which were here on our arrival. London is sunny and warm. Shows, TV, etc. are very good. All these tall buildings are too much for local yokels like me. Will sail the night of the 23rd, can hardly wait – we need the rest. Will write more later.

Love and stuff, the Hewitts

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