The Day After Thanksgiving, Happy for the Feast He Enjoyed

Not Babe’s Thanksgiving in 1943, but an edition of ‘The New Yorker’ published the day after this letter.

Dated Nov. 26, 1943; apparently in the same envelope as the previous letter, postmarked Dec. 31.

Dear Folks,

I am well, happy and safe and I hope you all are the same.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day and I’ll bet I had just as much to eat as you all did. I had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, olives, cake, peas, dressing, bread, jam and coffee. That meal was so tempting I just had to go back for seconds. That was one of the best meals I’ve had since I’ve been in the army.

For a change, it didn’t rain today so everyone took the golden opportunity to wash clothes and take a bath. Very refreshing indeed.

As an after-thought, you can put a pipe in that package I mentioned previously. You can send the last pipe I bought and its accessories, if it is still around.

That’s all for now, folks.

Love & Kisses,


PDF: The Day After Thanksgiving, Happy for the Feast He Enjoyed

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