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Title: 1971-08 (Side A)

(00:07:23 minutes)

Mary opens with giggling then talks about taking a "patch of books" out and not putting them away. Richard says that we're having fun in Hawaii and that Kanaka is wagging his tail. Joe primarily talks about the Apollo 15 mission and then the kids sing "Joy to the World" (Jeremiah was a bullfrog).

 
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Title: 1971-06 (Side B)

(00:16:55 minutes)

Richard starts off telling Grandpa and Grandma about how he's doing in baseball (he's 2nd Baseman) and that he went to a friend's house for a BBQ. He sings "This is My Country". Mary talks about going to the beach and how she went underwater for the first time and didn't have to plug her nose. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for two books and says that she's going to Kindergarten in September. John also talks about playing baseball and sings "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "America the Beautiful". Joe also talks about baseball and sings "Jeremiah was a Bullfrog" and the rest of the kids join in. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the Apollo book.
 

 
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Title: 1971-06 (Side A)

(00:16:55 minutes)

Mom talks solo - Dad left for a one month cruise to California. Mom talks about going to the beach with Sally Fuge and her two kids and how she got a surprise birthday cake. Briefly talks about Lynn coming and how she needs to clean the house before she comes. Tells Grandma and Grandpa about Dad's ship is going to Maui in August and that she's going to meet Dad there to spend a weekend, and that they're leaving the kids with a Mormon couple for the weekend. She then explains getting in shape to wear a bathing suit and that she and Sally are going to take an exercise class. She talks about Dad going to WESTPAC for 6 months beginning in September and that maybe she'll work at Liberty House during this time. Lastly she talks about the dog and embroidering pictures.
 

 
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Title: 1971-04 (Side B)

(00:17:12 minutes)

Mom finishes her story from Side A and then tells Grandma and Grandpa about Kanaka at obedience school (and that he's vomiting because he's excited). Then tells them about Mary's pigtails and tells Mary that she looks just like Mom when she was a little girl. Mary thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the shirt, shorts, and new blue dress. Richard then tells them about baseball and then about the song he's going to sing for May Day. Mary interrupts and sings "Mahna-Mahna". Joe thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the PJs, undershorts and Bond and Easter stuff. He also talks about playing baseball and new players on his team. John just came back from school and he also talks about playing baseball. He's reading in school and tells them what he's singing for May Day. He also tells them that we have an album called "Johnny Cash at San Quentin" and the kids attempt to sing a song from the album.
 

 
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Title: 1971-04 (Side A)

(00:17:12 minutes)

Mom solo (except Mary is sitting with her). She lets Grandma and Grandpa know that the package came a week after Joe's birthday. For John's birthday they should just send her a check and she will do the shopping (maybe buy him PJs, slippers, etc.) Tells them that she and Dad still don't know how long they're staying in Hawaii and the detailer doesn't know either (Dad wants to go on WESTPAC so he doesn't want to leave until he has a chance to do so). May end up in San Diego but doesn't seem likely. Talks about Dad going on sea trials, the boys playing baseball and that she got a new avocado-color dishwasher. She lets them know that Uncle Joe is coming in December as are Grandma and Grandpa Dobes and then tells them she is knitting a new sweater for Dad. Ends with a story about Lynn's letter to them.
 

 
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Title: 1971-02 (Side B)

(00:16:55 minutes)

Mom and Dad talking with kids in the background. They're heading out to a movie and are recording before they go out. The dog is barking in the background. They talk about Dad going out to sea soon (WESTPAC) and then getting orders soon. They are hoping to leave in the Spring/Summer 1972 and don't know where they are moving but possibly somewhere on the East Coast. Talks about movies they saw, Dad building his new model airplane, and about how the Ford is falling apart. Talks a bit about the dog and how well behaved his is (a short-lived dream!).
 

 
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Title: 1971-02 (Side A)

(00:16:54 minutes)

Mary begins by telling Grandma and Grandpa what she wants for her birthday including a Raggedy Ann dress and pictures for her doll house. Also says that she likes Flip Wilson and then sings the theme to "Sesame Street". John tells Grandma and Grandpa that he got all S's on his report card, tells them a story about Kanaka and then sings a song from church. Richard talks about his report card, signing up for baseball season, how he likes the Hawaiian Islanders and then sings "Catch a Falling Star". Joe begins by saying he was out walking the dog, tells Grandma and Grandpa about report card, his model airplane, baseball, and then talks about Apollo 13 & 14.
 

 
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Title: 1971-01 (Side B)

(00:13:32 minutes)

Mom begins by talking about Kanaka (who is barking in background). Kanaka is 4 months old, weighs 20 lbs. and is a good dog. She also talks about cleaning the house, how much it is raining and then thanks Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas presents. Talks about seeing the movie "The Aristocats" and how hilarious it was because of the Bassett Hound. Also talks about how Dad bought a kit for a radio controlled airplane and a 10 inch black and white television.
 

 
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Title: 1971-01 (Side A)

(00:13:32 minutes)

Joe opens up with an "Aloha!" Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for Christmas presents including skateboard, Matchbox City, and Clackers (describes what they are). Ends with telling them he has an ear infection. Richard announces that he weights 61 lbs. and he thanks them for PJ's and yellow shirt. Also got Supercharger, skates, and Ram's shirt. Then tells them about watching a football game and Kanaka. Mary and John also describe Christmas presents. John is out of breath because he was chasing the dog. Joe found the dog and tells them that Kanaka loves chasing cats, birds, and frogs.
 

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