Letter from Bruce Oliver
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Dear Mom and Dad
How is everything going? Everything with me is going just fine. Im here in Jonestown and all I got to say is that you have to see it to believe it, Its the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. It’s called Jonestown because that what it is a small town. I spend half the morning working in the mill where they make bread and the rest of the day trinkering [tinkering] with watches and/or going swiming [swimming] or what ever. This is the place I would want to spend the rest of my life so as of now Im staying. I love you both and think of the both of you everyday. (not just Mom but you to Dad). I often think of the things you taught me about being a man, you were right since I been here I feel like I’ve grown alot [a lot]. I really appreciate the time you took with me even tho alot of the times I would get mad and walk away. Thanks for everything. (and I really mean it). If I didn’t have the love you both gave to me as [illegible word] parents my life would have been rough. But instead its been sweet. The people are all nice and friendly. The only thing that would make it better is if you were here to see the beauty which Im now seeing now. Please write soon and stay in contact.
Love you always,