New Brunswick – English & French

74 Derby Street, Moncton, N.B.
Oct. 1965
Dear Ilona,
Hi! Sorry I took so long to write but I have been this busy. Each night we have piles of homework. Tonight however, I am baby-sitting & all my homework is done.
I like a guy whose name is Bernie Hebert. He is French. He is really sweet. He has brown hair (Beatle cut) and blue eyes, stands about 5’8”. Not too tall not too short. I have gone out with him practically all summer. Now I go to the dances with him (sometimes) on Fridays at Vanier High School. It is a French school. We have a real ball there. My cousin goes also, with Reggie, the guy she went out with when I went out with Bernie. He is a very good friend of Bernie. He too is French. We have so far had a blast with them. Reggie worked, in the summer, at a place where they sell cars, so he had all different kinds of cars each night & my cousin & I went out with them, in the cars. Ever fun. On Saturday nights we sometimes go to the Assumption Youth Centre, a Catholic centre & dance to the music of the Customs, a very good band. My sister goes out with the drummer, Roger LeBlanc. Am I giving the impression that I am French and Catholic? Well, I’m not. I am English & Protestant but I like to go out with French, Catholic boys as well as English boys.
At Queen Elizabeth School, I am Secretary of the Student Council. Man, what a lot of writing. As you probably know, we, the Secretaries, have to write down all that goes on at the meetings. I met some nice kids through it, though I am also on our school volley-ball team. I just love it. We played three games last week and won two. The scores were 15-8 when we lost and 15-5 and 15-1 when we won. It really keeps you moving. This Saturday, the 23rd we are going to another city to play. Boy, we’ll it ever be fun.
Finally, I have, well almost, a picture of myself. It is still on the film, not yet developed, but when it is I will send you a pic of myself, but please, when you see it, promise you won’t stop writing, O.K.!??
I heard a real cute joke. Here goes

  1. What did the dog say when he sat on the sandpaper?
  2. Gr-r-ruff!

Got it? Hope so O.K.? O.K.!
Well. I have run out of things to say so before I bore you to death I had better sign off.
Bye, Write soon.
P.S. Send me a picture of yourself
P.S.S. As I don’t have your letter here with me I cannot answer any questions you asked in your letter so in the next letter, I will try to answer them.

74 Derby Street, Moncton, N.B.
Dear Ilona,
Hi! Well I finally have a few minutes to spare to write to you. I was busy studying for exams and doing numerous other things so I couldn’t write but now it is 10:15 P.M. and I have just come home from a get-to-gether at my uncle’s & aunts home. I am the only one here; the others are staying for a while longer.
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Thanks for the card. It was sweet of you. How did “Santa” treat you? He was very good to me. I got many cloths, some jewellery & a ring from the guy I am going out with Bernie Bourque. Bernie Hibert & I broke up just before the exams started & so his friend, Bernie Bourque, asked me out & I have been going out with him since. He is also like Bernie H., very nice. My cousin is still going out with Reg.
Speaking of my cousin, Today she & her mother, left for Montreal at 5.30P.M. She has to go there for an operation on her jaw. Last summer while she was riding a horse, some boy were teasing it & it reared & she fell off, damaging a bone in her jaw. She has had different treatments for it but they have not done any good, so she is to have an operation. She was always fainting because it pained her so. She was hardly able to open her mouth for the same reason. She will be gone for two or more weeks. Man! She just left a few hours ago & I miss her already.
When is your birthday? Is it in November? I am mixed up! Please set me straight.
Have you got the L.P. by the Beatles? “Rubber Sole”? I am going to get it soon.
Well, I have run out of things to write so I had better go.
Bye. Write Soon (as if I do).
Your penfriend, Wendy
P.S. I haven’t got a descent pic of myself but I’ll send one when I do.

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