Smorgasbord Letters from America 1985-1987 – July 4th Celebrations, Mechanical Bulls and Tennis

More adventures in America during our two years in Houston 1985-1987 we had just discovered some fun things such as the mechanical bull at Gillies and had just enjoyed our first July 4th in the US…

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We lived in Houston Texas from January 1985 to January 1986 and most weeks I wrote home to my parents about our adventures. We traveled extensively during those two years including to Hawaii as we want to make the most of our time there. We have just celebrated our first July 4th.

6th July 1985

Dear M & D,

Thank you for your letter that arrived today. It’s lovely that you can come out earlier in November which is only 4 months away. Hopefully you will be able to read this letter without trying to decipher my handwriting. David has bought me this typewriter so that I can get on with my short stories and hopefully get them published one day. To be honest I cannot see that happening. It is so difficult to get a publisher to look at anything unless you are Wilbur Smith or Harold Robbins, but…

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