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November 30, 1960

Darling Kay,

I received your letter this morning. I also received one of those postcards announcing “gaslight gaieties” at St. Xav’s. Consequently, I am including similar literature regarding a social event here. It’s sponsored by MRHA and WGS (women’s group system — the equivalent of MRHA, but applying both university women’s residence hall and the women’s independent Residence Halls).

This paperwork is not included in the envelope, so I have no idea what it’s supposed to be.

The Cleveland Playhous is playing Dr. Faustus on campus, but the tickets are already sold out. I would have liked to see that, but “that’s the way the cookie crumbles.”

See you had a little snow in Chicago today. Why in Chicago? I want snow down here. Why does it have to snow in Chicago? Therein lies an injustice. However, it was “delightfully” cold in Champaign-Urbana, but it looks like it’s going to get warmer by the end of the week. Hang the luck.

I don’t understand the desire for snow or cold.

Since Adrianne’s taste in men must, of necessity, include men, it is no surprise that Ellen likes Adrianne’s taste.

Ooh, more Mean Girl updates. So Ellen A. likes Adrianne’s taste in men? Why does Karen care about that? Ellen must be a powerhouse.

I don’t think Ellen cares what he looks, acts or thinks like, if he does perform any of these tasks.

What tasks? Ugh, dying for Karen’s letters.

Ellen, like most girls at St. Xav’s, are somewhat starved for the opposite sex. The difference lies in that Ellen must satiate her “desires” in a way that annoys others. She wouldn’t be happy if she didn’t.

I sorta think Ellen was a little gay since she didn’t seem to live a normcore 1960s life. So maybe she wasn’t starved for much of anything at St. Xav’s?

Incidentally, did I mention the fact that due to the lack of information available regarding us being pinned, Ellen (et. al.) is under the impression that my mother knows nothing about it? This impression is most likely due to an attitude which says that unless Ellen (et. al.) knows about something, nobody else does.

I’m confused. I’m guessing that Ellen is a girl that Russ also knows from back home since she has reason to know his mother? Interesting.

In any case, since I enjoy playing upon the gullibility of “Ellen’s group”, I would like to maintain this impression. Sort of like being naughty, legally or sneaky in an above-board way.

Russ doesn’t understand what it means to be naughty.

And “it’s fun to be naughty.” I’ve also clued Roger in on this. Should be interesting to see what happens.

Roger is also back in Chicago. Good to know. Sorta. So who does or doesn’t know they’re pinned? I seriously don’t understand what we’re up to here.

My roommate is trying to think of a way to develop a romance between a girl he met over Thanksgiving vacation and himself. He still thinks he’s going to marry Joanne.

Spoiler alert: He didn’t.  

I think the shine off the gold Joanna represents has got him dazzled more than a little. He ought to forget marriage for a while.

I’m confused about this point, too. Nelson is desperate to get married, I guess?  

Kennedy is going to push Federal aid to public schools through the congress as soon as he takes office. He apparently likes to play government. After four years, he may tire of it though and play some other game. International diplomacy maybe. Wonder how much that game costs. If he plays his cards right and wins at government, maybe he can get the United States to foot the bill for him.

Well, at least we all know how that one ends.

What’s money? Never had to worry about a silly thing like that. Income tax can go up to 100%. Everybody work for the state. Democratic socialism.

LOLOL. I’m gonna send a gender fluid democratic socialist college kid to give these letters back to him.

The Supreme Court is also meddling around showing how strong they are. Declaration of the Executive and Legislative branches of the government as unconstitutional is the next step. Or at least the exercise of their powers will become illegal.

Russ is kinda paranoid and over the top. And I say that as someone who basically wears a tinfoil hat these days.

I don’t worry about the “state of the nation” too much, however, since there is very little I can do about it, not being a voter.

Oh! I forgot that the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in the U.S. in 1971! Score a point for the Nixon administration.

I think college students should be allowed to vote.

Now they do and a ton of them are democratic socialists! Be careful what you wish for, Russ.

They generally make much more intelligent decisions. Or at least upper classmen.

You’ve got to be joking.

From what I’ve seen of many “adults” who vote, college students are being cheated. Oh, well, this is a very distant possibility.

Not nearly as distant as a lady president.

Have to close now and study more physics. Physics lab tomorrow morning.

Don’t study too hard and take care of yourself. Try to get some sleep and regular meals. I’m right behind you in spirt if not in body. Sweet dreams. Miss you.

Love, love, love,

Russ

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