Dear Folks. It is now 11:00 AM and we are stopping in Layfayette for a few minutes. The train is a very  one. I have read everything in the Enquirer which Roberta got for me and I have just eaten my lunch I have had [one] upsetting  already. When I got on the train, I did not have a reservation so I was told to sit in any empty seat until further (we are now moving again) notice. When I was told when to go I had to stagger through two cars and the diner (with my 4  in hand plus other things) to get there. Just as I arrived at 54B the conductor came through asking for our tickets, but I couldn't find mine as usual. Back I had to prance through the diner (without  this time) and there was my ticket on the first seat I had occupied.
Chicago -- Second upsetting experience. Couldn't get reservation on train to Des Moines so have to go in late tomorrow morning. Love, G.