Correspondence from Canada: Letter 11 - 08.10.81
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Dear Maw & Paw,
Well, with the Clarks, the Wilsons, and now the Forbes, you're not exactly alone with Ali gone! Why don't you just declare "Open House"?
Thanks for the letters & birthday card. I've received quite a few cards - from Aunties Mary & Maggie & Uncle Nelson. Thank them for their kind wishes and the notes they sent me. I received my only present (so far) from Carole - a silver German pen - wot I am writing with just now. She has moved into a place in residence at Tübingen and apparently it is really nice.
There's been a 'flu epidemic in New Brunswick and especially the residences. I was struck down badly two days ago, tho' I had a sore throat for a few days before that. Yesterday I felt wrung out and barely struggled through classes. I went to bed at 7pm last night and today I've felt a little bit better. I had to finish giving last Thurs.'s seminar today and it went reasonably well.
This is Thanksgiving Weekend in America (i.e. U.S.A & Canada) so "Beaver Foods" put on a big turkey dinner at the residences tonight. It was really good - a birthday treat! I now have to fend for myself till Monday tho' - I'll probably eat at the Union.
I'm being assigned to Dr. [CENSORED: surname] as a Teaching Assistant so I may have some essays to mark at some time. I think I'm going to be able to cope with the work OK though - I prepared too much for the seminars I've given and will be able to cut down there. Monday's seminar went really well and I enjoyed giving it.
I've paid for and received my air tickets to Philadelphia, so I'll be hitting the air-waves again on Dec. 22nd. at 7.50am! I'm looking forward to the trip.
Take care, & give my best to all. I'll write again soon.
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