[A letter from Dad from the Bell Hotel Ephrata, Washington.]
April 5, 1965
Dear Laura and Kids,
We arrived in Ephrata at 10:00p.m. (1:00 a.m. Washington time) Vivian Bogart from Denver and Bertha Steel from Sacramento were in the same plane with me from Portland and Ed Arnold the Personnel officer here at Ephrata met us at the airport. The 6 technicions from the Projects arrived last Thursday Morning and have already put in 4 full days. Thurs, Fri. Sat & Sunday going over some of the 1300 cases we have to audit. I understand they reviewed about 700 and put aside over 50 that looked bad for me to check. It would be wonderful if we could get it done by Thursday so that I could spend Friday in Boise – Sat. in Salt Lake and be home Sunday. The real important thing however is to get the job done RIGHT (without a single error)
Ephrata is a very dry sage brush town of 6500 population. They have had no rain or snow since Jan. 1 – The grand Coulee Dam – largest in the world is 60 miles away and Ephrata doesn’t even get a drop of irrigation water from it – We stopped last night at Yakima which does get water for its apples. Azaleas and cherry blossoms were blooming at Portland. The trip was fine except just a little rough from Portland because we were in a very small plane – I feel fine. – Its 6:30 a.m. here (9:30 your time) and we have breakfast at seven and to work at 7:45 – Will know better by tonight how things are – I saw what looked like a nice L.D.S. Church – Will check so can go to Priesthood.