Audrey: I’m doing ﬁne. We went to Aunt Carrie’s Chowder and Clam Cakes Restaurant in a bus. It was white chowder and very good. It was a lot (of food). We had a nice long drive. There is always something going on in the dining room. I’m looking out at the birds—red cardinal, gold ﬁnch (stocking) and a brown bird.
Audrey: I got 6 quarters playing Bingo. We got a beautiful yard here (Alpine Nursing Home) There goes Margie and Jean. Jean is waving! Oh, there are yellow birds going after the little tiny seeds they love. I look out my window and watch the shed and the garbage truck. The handyman dumps the trash into the bin and then the truck comes and gets it. The handyman is called Charles or Paul. I can’t remember which but I call him Sobersides because he never smiles. He is here all the time and never smiles, so I knighted him as Sir Sobersides. I can’t ﬁnd any fault with anybody here. There is delicious food. We had string beans. I’m not to crazy about them, but I eat most everything. The meals are very good here.
Audrey: Everything is going ﬁne! Everything is good here. It is very pleasant. The sun is shinning. Crystal comes most always and Spencer too. Dede generally brings Julie. I’ve seem them all. I’m reading To Kill a Mockingbird that you sent me. The books are piled up on each other.
Audrey: Oh, the birds out there. There are little yellow birds, crows and once in a while cardinals. The stocking feeder is hanging right outside my window. Oh, there goes a yellow bird, so cute. He is sitting on the stocking.