"There is one thing that I must tell you about and that is 'curlers'. American girls and women seem obsessed with curlers, and seem to spend 90% of their lives wearing them..."
Today in 1965, Tony explains his job, invests money and is mistaken for a Rolling Stone! "I had a crowd of waitresses tell me they had seen me on television, and had recognised me!! They seemed very upset when we informed them we were not them."
'My tastes have changed a little since I have been here, and I am not quite so conservative now, and the other day bought a very American looking windcheater in blue and red. Six months ago I wouldn't have worn it, but now I feel quite at home in it. The next thing is a Stetson!!'
#OTD in 1965, Tony and Colin experience chaos at work and some police drama, and enjoy New York's Jones Beach... Real letters home from a 1960s world traveller!
Notes: In 1965, Tony and Colin were earning a lot! But what do the numbers really mean?
Tony and Colin's awe-inspiring salary causes workmate resentments, packing up for six months on the road, and sibling politics!
53 years ago today - Feeling bewildered : preparing to travel : a huge pile of post : family news from home
Letters home from 1965 : New job in New Jersey : becoming Changeover Men : How not to fiddle your expenses
Real letters home from 1965 America : new year, new job, new start : New Jersey
Back to cold Philadephia : quiet days before a new job starts : Yet more American generosity