A Special Treat, Part II

Letter from John - January 3, 1943

Letter from John – January 3, 1943

Letter transcription:

Jan. 3, 1943

Dear Daddy,

The letter you wrote to Mr. Bartlett was published in the paper and we all read it. They left out the New Caledonia part of your address and said you were stationed on an island west of San Francisco.

We went to LaFayette yesterday because Mother wanted to see Dr. Ade about her throat and I wanted to see about the records which were to be my Christmas present but which didn’t come. The girl said they might not get there for a month yet and maybe not even then. She said wouldn’t be obligated to take them because they were meant to be a Christmas present. So I decided to take a Beethoven Symphony instead.

When we got home Uncle Floyd and Aunt Ruth were there. Uncle Floyd showed us the movies he took and today he took some pictures of David, Mother, Mark and I.

Christmas vacation ends today. I want to go back to school and I don’t

Your son
John

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3 thoughts on “A Special Treat, Part II

  1. davidmadison1942

    Probably unintentionally,very funny: “said you were stationed on an island west of San Francisco.”

    How does a 13-year old kid on the Indiana prairie develop these tastes? “So I decided to take a Beethoven Symphony instead.”

    Reply
    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      I think the kids letters are definitely a treat. It also helps to flesh out the story. All three of the family members mentioned Floyd’s visit but they all had a different point of view.

      Reply

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