This brief letter is on a piece of paper with a red strip of paper glued to it. The red strip is tied in an overhand knot and then flattened, resulting in a pentagon shape in the middle of the strip. There’s another red strip tied the same way glued onto the envelope. Given that Peter later taught me how to make that pentagonal shape, it’s entirely possible that he or Marcy made these and attached them to the paper, but it’s also possible that the paper came that way. I may take a photo and add it to this post at some later time.
If you hold the paper up to the light, you can see a [five-pointed star] (in the red part)
How is it all? Lovely & well here, eating crabs & sun shining (till today, I fear) & school coming along beautifully, & baby so big he hardly has room to kick, & still plans to go to Seattle next year, & possibility of a nicer cabin, & cheaper, soon (maybe), & so on & so on—what did eye dr. have to say?
Peter & Marcia
Postmark: Mendocino, CA, Feb 13, 1968. Handwritten: “Rec’d this 2/15/68” and “Ans this 2/16.”