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    Alan and Louise Shepard Typed Letter Signed to Faye Stafford with Transmittal Envelope. One page, 8.5" x 11", June 5, 1995, Titusville, Florida. A form letter thanking all their friends for their contributions in helping their daughters prepare a "years of memories" book for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Signed "Miss you & hope you'll come visit us in CA now you are back in OK. Lovingly, Louise" and "Many thanks! Alan". Originally addressed "Dear Friends", Shepard has crossed this out and written in "Faye". Original envelope hand-addressed by Alan Shepard included. Light mailing folds, very fine.

    Full text as follows: "It was the occasion of our 50th wedding anniversary -children, grandchildren and friends had gathered for several days of celebration. There were sightseeing trips, sports, parties and the usual comments and congratulations -standard fare!

    "But then one night, out of earth orbit, came a total surprise! As you know, our lovely daughters had labored long and hard for many months to create a true masterpiece -a book of "years of memories". We knew absolutely nothing of this and we were visibly moved with emotion as they presented it to us. Such a collection of sentiment, friend-ship, love and remembrances from our many friends over the years!

    "It is difficult to find the words to thank properly all of you who contributed so much of your time and effort to make this album possible. We really do appreciate your comments/ humor, and photographs combined with only a few and rare mild exaggerations!

    "You made both of us very, very happy!!"

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