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Frank Sinatra in 1940; Babe mentions him hearing Sinatra on the hit parade.

Dated Jan. 30, 1944; postmarked Feb. 3.

Dear Folks,

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

As you will probably notice by this paper and ink, I received all your packages the other day. It was a lot sooner than I had expected to receive them. Those socks and handkerchiefs were just what I wanted and if I forgot to tell you to thank Rose for the candy, thank her for me. That chocolate sure tasted good. Of course, I don’t have to mention the fact that I am enjoying midnite snacks of cheese and bread once again, do I? The sausage you sent is all right if you like it, but the last time Aunt Mary sent it, it made me sick, so I can’t eat it.

I just received a couple of letters also in which you gave me Vince’s address and asked me if Lieutenant Opoulas was in this regiment. I don’t know if he is or not, but I will find out.

Well, how are you all getting on with your new jobs and what happens to Rosemarie all day?

I was listening to the hit parade the other day when Frank Sinatra sang “My Heart Tells Me,” which was No. one. I could just imagine all of the women there pulling their hair out and screaming when he finished. As a matter of fact, I did hear them screaming, which didn’t leave very much to my imagination. If he can make a million dollars that way, more power to him.

Did Mr. Morgan receive any of my letters yet? I wrote him three of them, but I still have not received his first one.

I want you to notice how long it takes for this letter to get to you and remember, when you ask me a question in a letter, it takes about twice that long for you to get an answer. Therefore, don’t ask me the same questions repeatedly until you have allowed at least two months for the question to reach me and for my answer to reach you.

That’s about all I have for now. Give my love to Uncle Dave and Aunt Mary, Gevena, Genaro, Grandma and Grandpa.

Love & Kisses,

Frankie

PDF: ‘I Am Enjoying Midnite Snacks of Cheese and Bread’

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