Nov. 16, 1942
I wrote Mark first this time, because I wrote yours first last time.
Enclosed you will find a little Christmas present and you can spend it as you like but ask Mother for suggestions and as I told Mark if you don’t have enough stamps for your bond use some of this to buy more stamps. I want you to spend some of it in the way you want.
So you like to go to the Jr. High School. I was sure you would and I think some of that gym work will do you good. Some of the things they do might be a little rough but try to do them
[page 2] for those things will make you have big muscles.
By now you probably have clinkers to carry out of the basement and I suppose there is lots of extra work with David but I believe you and Mark will help Mother loks lots while I’m not there and at least not give her trouble.
In case Mark’s present should get lost I wish you would share yours equally with him. I’ve asked him to do the same in case yours should get lost.
David will get his with Mother’s.
Lots of love,
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“I think some of that gym work will do you good.” John probably hated gym as much as I did!