Monday, August 29, 2011

Whoa! What happened to Monday?

The excitement of the hurricane
(we hardly got a drop of rain)

combined with my husband being out of town
(I tend to sleep a lot and play with craft projects until dawn)

along with loving the audio book I've been listening to
(which causes me to take trips in the car to listen to the next chapter)

I have sort of lost a day
(but enjoyed it!)

I ordered some postage stamps from Ruby Floy - she's an Etsy seller that I like.  I've been wanting a few embellishments for these journal pages I've been making and I thought stamps might be the perfect thing.  I thought I ordered these on Saturday night and they arrived today!  I guess I must have ordered them on Friday.  Still, they were here faster than anticipated.  Love that!!

There was this tiny little book stuck in the box with the framed art pieces that I bought at the auction.  Inside the back cover was a letter written on the 29th of April, 1969.   I scanned it because I can't read parts of it and thought i might get some help from you folks!  (You can enlarge the photo by clicking on it)   The letter has probably been in that book since the day it was received.  There is not a wrinkle or bend in it, besides the center crease.

Here's what I've gotten so far.

Dear _____ (possibly Fay?)
So enjoyed Sunday
and _____ to say you seem

so calm and relaxed _____ you
_____ - ____ that ____ _____
your thoughts turning over!
_____ Patrick

Have a great day!

PS.  I have a portable CD player in the house with giant headphones, but I fall asleep listening to the audio book or the batteries run out too quickly.  I just didn't want you to think that I didn't have a CD player. However, I really need an ipod.  Really.


Ann in the UP said...

I was the office nurse to the doctor with the worst handwriting in the world. Seriously.

My best guess:
Dear Jay,
So enjoyed Sunday and happy to say you seem so calm and relaxed with your Johnny..... not that I can't see your thoughts turning over. Love, Patrick

Marg Henry said...

Agree with Ann, except I thought it was journey, not Johnny, and but that I can't, not not that I can't.

Transplanted Lady said...

So enjoyed Sunday and happy to say you've (not written right) been so calm and relaxed given your journey. Not that I can't be your thoughts turning arm.

Kristin - The Goat said...

I feel so much better knowing that you all have different versions of the letter! I like the idea of the note being about a journey and not about Johnny.

This is fun!

Anyone else have any guesses?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, that is some writing to figure out.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I agree with Ann in the UP except I also think it's "journey", not "Johnny". I translated doctors' handwriting at the hospital as well, and it really is as bad as people say!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I think Ann wins the prize for deciphering the letter! Now I reread the scribbles and think, "yeah, that's EXACTLY what it says!" She's GOOD.

YOu photgraphed my envelope of stamps well. Thanks for the advertising. :) Enjoy!