Thanks so much for the beautiful booties you sent to Vicki Diane. We surely thought they were cute.
The baby has been very ill, but she is better now. My mother & Inez are here – they came last Sunday. I am fine, only worried, of course.
We hope your family is fine and our best wishes to you.
[Editor’s note: John Ed Ley was the son of John P. and Inez (Kline) Ley. Readers may be familiar with the Kline family. Forrest and Gertrude Kline were residents of Lafayette, Indiana. They are mentioned somewhat frequently in the WII letters. Gertrude was one of the first visitors to the hospital after the birth of baby David in 1942. Forrest and Inez Kline were siblings, and children of Nancy Mae (McCoy) Walker Kline. Nancy and Lovina (Schiele) Yegerlehner, Roscoe’s mother, were half sisters, making Forrest and Inez first half cousins to Roscoe.]
Vicki Diane was the first child of John P. Ley and his wife Helen Gibbens.