KAISER KAPERS 1977

I'M LATE, I'M LATE, FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT DATE
PANIC HAS STRUCK, AND SO HAS A COLD
BETWEEN WRAPPING AND WRITING, I'M WIPING MY NOSE
OUR FAMILY IS WEEL, EVERYONE IS INTACT
I'LL JUST KEEP ON WRITING AND GIVE YOU THE BARE FACT.

CHRISTMAS CAME AND WENT AS USUAL LAST YEAR EVEN THOUGH KRYS WAS
AWAY.
THE NEW YEAR ARRIVED WHEN GUY LOMBARDO RAISED HIS WAND TO DIRECT
"AULD LANG SYNE" AND THE REST OF THE YEAR WENT OFF WITHOUT ONE
SINGLE
HITCH 'TILL SOME ONE STOLE THE FIRST TWO WEEKS IN DECEMBER.
IN JANUARY MARV AND I WENT TO WASHINGTON TO VISIT KRYS AND THE
TWINS,
MIKE WAS OFF ON A SIX WEEK TRAINING SESSION IN CALIFORNIA.
WASHINGTON
WAS WARM AND WET. A NICE PLACE TO VISIT BUT WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE
THERE. JANUARY WAS ALSO THE MONTH KURT AND HEIDI WERE MARRIED.
WE
FOUND OUT TWO WEEKS LATER, WE SURE WERE HAPPY ABOUT THAT BIT OF
NEWS.
WHO SAID KURT DIDN'T HAVE GOOD TASTE?
FEBRUARY IS THE USUAL MONTH FOR MOTHERS'S BIRTHDAY, SHE TURNED
SEVENTY
YEARS YOUNG. I THINK IT IS NICE OF HERE TO BE BORN IN FEBRUARY, THE
TRIP UP NORTH SURE BREAKS UP THE LONG COLD WINTER.
MARCH 4TH BRENDAN WAS ONE YEAR OLD. HE IS SUCH A BRIGHT BOY AND OH
SO
CUTE - MUST TAKE AFTER HIS GRANDMAW KAISER. KRYSTON ALSO HAD HER
EIGHTEENTH BIRTHDAY AND KRAIG GOT TO BE "THAT MAGIC CAR DRIVING"
SIXTEEN. WHEN I THINK OF THOSE DRIVING PRACTICES, I SHUDDER. I LIVED
THRU TWO RED LIGHTS, A STOP SIGN AND A SHORT TRIP DOWN A ONE WAY
STREET. I DONT REMEMBER WHERE WE WERE GOING BUT I KNOW WE WERE
LATE
BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS COMING BACK.
MIKE WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY LATE IN MARCH AND THE FOUR OF
THEM
DROVE BACK HOME, IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE THEM BACK SAFELY.
WITH APRIL CAME TIME TO OPEN UP THE CABIN FOR ANOTHER SEASON. WE
HAD
AN EARLY SPRING, VERY LITTLE SUMMER AND A VERY LONG FALL, IT
STARTED
IN AUGUST, I SEEM TO RECALL.
THE WICKMAN'S (SIS MAR & HARV) HAD US ALL AT THEIR PLACE FOR
MEMORIAL
DAY WEEKEND. THE FOLKS WERE THERE AND WE ALL CELEBRATED DAD'S
SEVENTY
FOURTH BIRTHDAY. MEL AND CAROL WILL NEVER FORGET THE TRIP THERE -
SEEMS
THEY DIDN'T APPROVE OF MARV TRYING TO TAKE A NAP WHILE DRIVING. A
DRIVER LIKE THAT SURE KEEPS THE PASSENGERS AWAKE. BROTHER BUD'S
DAUGHTER LINDA, MOVED IN WITH US THE MIDDLE OF JUNE. KRYS MOVED IN
WITH
THE TWINS JUST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THAT, SHORTLY AFTER, KAREN WAS
APARTMENT HUNTING. SHE LOVES US ALL BUT CONFUSION IS NOT HER
"BAG".
LINDA WORKED FOR ME AT BRIDGEMAN'S WHILE MY PARTNER WAS ON
VACATION
AND HAS WORKED STEADILY AT OTHER JOBS SINCE. SHE IS PRESENTLY
GOING TO JUNIOR COLLEGE, WAITRESSING AT BRIDGEMANS, AND ANSWERING
THE PHONE AT TELE-CHECK. FRIDAY NITE SHE LEFT TO CELEBRATE
CHRISTMAS WITH HER FAMILY IN CHICAGO.
KAREN IS HAPPY IN HER APARTMENT, WHICH IS CLOSE TO FIRST CHICAGO
DATA
WHERE SHE WORKS. SHE IS MY GIRL FRIDAY, RUNS ERRANDS, SITS FOR
KRYS,
HANDLES EMERGENCIES, IS TYPING THIS LETTER, BUT, - "SHE DOESN'T DO
WINDOWS".
KURT WAS TWENTY THREE JUNE 29TH AND KEITH, TWENTY FIVE - JULY
13TH. JULY WAS ALSO THE MONTH WE TOOK A WEEK OFF FROM WORK AND
RELAXED
AT OUR LAKE HOME. WHY DOES IT ALWAYS SEEM THAT SUMMER IS OVER AS
SOON
AS YOUR VACATION IS?
LABOR DAY CAME AND WENT. FOURTEEN OF US WERE TOGETHER AT THE
CABIN -
CROWDED BUT FUN. A FRIEND OF LINDA'S EVEN FLEW IN FOR THAT WEEKEND.
WONDER IF SHE HAS RECOVERED FROM ALL OF US YET.
KEITH AND SHARON MOVED INTO A BIGGER MORE BEAUTIFUL HOME THE FIRST
WEEK IN SEPTEMBER. THEY'VE JUST FINISHED DECORATING A NURSERY, FOR
THE BABY THEY ARE EXPECTING IN MAY. NICE, HEY?
OCTOBER, MARV AND I HAD BIRTHDAYS, WE CLOSED THE CABIN FOR THE
SEASON,
AND KRYS GOT HER DIVORCE. NOVEMBER 5TH THE TWINS, ALICIA & ANITA,
HAD
A ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY. I WISH EVERYONE OF YOU COULD HAVE BEEN
THERE
AS THEY MADE A MESS OF THEIR OWN LITTLE BIRTHDAY CAKES. TWINS ARE
REALLY SUCH FUN - A LOT OF WORK - BUT A LOT OF JOY TOO.
LINDA'S PARENTS AND HER BROTHER DROVE UP FROM CHICAGO FOR
THANKSGIVING.
THE DAY AFTER KRYS MOVED INTO HER OWN APARTMENT. THAT SUNDAY THE
WEATHER TURNED BAD AND OUR CHICAGO GANG HAD TO DRIVE ALL THE WAY
BACK ON
SLIPPERY ROADS. THEY SWORE NEVER, EVER TO TRUST MINNESOTA
WEATHER
AGAIN.
THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF DECEMBER ARE STILL MISSING: THUS - -
SHOPPING IS
LATE, YOUR CARD IS LATE, THE WRAPPING IS LATE, AND BAKING IS LATE -
ONE
THING I KNOW FOR SURE CHRISTMAS WILL NOT BE LATE - SO HAVE A HAPPY
DAY,
A MERRY NEW YEAR'S EVE AND THE BEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE IN 1978.

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