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Meet at Grandma’s

1945-08-02 (JFY) envelopeLetter transcription:

August 2, 1945

August 2, 1945

Evanston Aug. 2

Dear Mother,

Just a line or two to tell you I think I’ll meet you at Grandma’s. Since you’re not coming till Tuesday that will give me plenty of time to plan things out. I’ll go to Wilmington Saturday. The Mutchlers know the transportation situation and can help me plan how to get to C.C.

Mrs. S. is going to help me send my stuff by express.

So I’ll be seeing you Tuesday –

Love John

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House Hunting (Roscoe)

April 27, 1944 envelope

April 27, 1944 envelope

April 27, 1944, p. 1

April 27, 1944, p. 1

Letter transcription:

Apr. 27, ‘44

Dear Mother,

I got your letter this AM, the one I missed yesterday and then the regular letter this PM before leaving the station. The one this PM had the pictures. They were pretty good considering those persons who were taken.

I don’t know what to tell you about the amount to ask for the house – Is that to be furnished or unfurnished? Ira should be able to help you with that more than I and as yet I don’t have anything here. Joe & I went to Evanston tonite. There was one apartment or house for $75 but the lady wasn’t home. It’s an upstairs apartment in one of those crowded outlying areas. I’m going to call her tomorrow night. I’ve talked to the lady downstairs. Two little girls came to the door also and they reminded me a little of the Puetz family. We may go out to the

April 27, 1944, p. 2

April 27, 1944, p. 2

[page 2] Lake country tomorrow eve to see some of the cottages there – if the weather is nice. It’s a little uphill business trying to find things after 4:30 if one doesn’t have his own car. Of course I had ours last week but no gas, and I can’t ask for a C card because I don’t know how far away we’ll be – aren’t we in a bad way.

Joe forgot to mail our letters yesterday so you will have a blank space. He was very sorry but just forgot. We’ll try to do better next time.

I forgot to leave your only gas ticket last week so will return it to you with this letter – I know you wno’t be able to go far on that much.

Must get to bed –

Love Daddy

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