“March 17, 1969:
Tried to call you Sat. noon at 12:00 (1:00 PM your time) but no answer. So far I wish you were with us–only 18 with bus driver–so we all have a seat by ourselves and even extras. But it has been mostly riding until sightseeing starts today. Red clay of this area looks familiar. Flowers and shrubs are in bloom here, but the first we’ve seen.
I think we stayed there when we visited Vicksburg…late 60s or early 70s. The distant past anyway.