Subject: Hotels in Milan (with apologies)
Dear Jane:

I sincerely look forward to a stay at the Hotel Speronari....but I think I'll pass it up for July. Speaking of warm temperatures and considering that you're from Tulsa, you might enjoy this story. I was fifteen years old and crossing the country on my own via Grayhound, when the bus stopped to refuel in Oklahoma City. I and a couple of fellow passengers were stretching our legs with a walk around the block. We had just been remarking that the temperature was sufficiently hot to allow one to fry an egg on the pavement, when we overheard one elderly couple passing another remark, Afternoon, Mr.& Mrs. Smith...kinda cool for this time of year, isn't it? Needless to say that marked the end of our little stroll and embedded Oklahoma City and your fair state forever in my mind. Thanks again and best regards. Don