Dated Jan. 17, 1944. I can’t find the envelope for this letter.
If you will remember, I wrote Vince a letter a long time ago asking him if he thought I was in the Boy Scouts. If there is anything you want to know and I won’t tell you, there is no other way for you to find it out, so don’t try. All this is in reference to the picture you want. If I couldn’t take care of myself without you writing letters to other people, I wouldn’t be here now.
Nothing would make me more angry or more ashamed of you than to have you write the letter you planned to write. When I ask you to write such a letter, then write it. Until then, I wouldn’t advise you to write it.
Furthermore, the reason I kept asking you for pictures is to show you how I feel when I get that many letters from you asking me for the same thing. In conclusion, don’t take this letter as a joke.
Love and kisses,
PDF: An Angry Letter About Something His Parents Want to Know