Heather: How are you doing, Mother?
Audrey: Isn’t much fun. Watching animals on TV. Have you heard of the Ocilot cat from India? He has tiger or red markings. I watch the animal channel on TV. That is the channel I like. I sit here and exist. I have no ambition to do anything. I go on the ride to the malls, which I like. Every Monday, I write a letter to Margie, Stella and to Julie. I’m wanting to see the ﬁreworks at Rocky Point; we will try to get there early. I’ve also gone to the ﬁreworks at the fairgrounds and at Narraganset Pier in the past. Don’t feel like doing anything. I’m lazy. Stella’s two daughters they are with her all the time at Alpine. They are there at Alpine every day. Margie is there; she has Stukey, Mona and Jeannie.
Cousin Frank from California was here with his house on wheels and he has a boat*.
* [Audrey’s nephew (her sister Edith’s older son) Frank traveled across America in his RV which Audrey described as a house on wheels. Frank could not believe how Rhode Island towns do not have street signs on all corners as California does. He said “How am I supposed to find my way with no street signs? (This was before GPS. I explained that street signs are only at the beginning and end of a street in many of old Rhode Island towns.)
Audrey said “He also has a boat.” All east coast and west coast Spencers have always lived by the Altantic or Pacific Ocean since the 1600s. However, now in the twenty-first century, some Spencer descendents are moving inland to Nevada, Arizona, Ohio…]
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