If I’m Here 118 months … There’s Nothing Anyone Can Do

Dated Oct. 25, 1944; postmarked Oct. 29, 1944.

Dear Folks,

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

I received six (count’em, 6) packages today containing everything from The Original Mrs. Grass Noodle Soup to Parker Quink Ink. I also received the cigarette lighter and the larger hunk of cheese and the spaghetti and tomato paste. I don’t know what made you put the razor blades in that package, but I sure did need the.

In this envelope, you should find two $100 money orders, one of which was designed for the specific use of paying for the house and with part of the other buy some Christmas presents for everyone, including yourselves. If I were home and had that money, that is what I would do with it.

I have just written to Joe Acquista and I hope he gets the letter pretty soon.

About the bonds you are no longer receiving, they were discontinued. The only way we can get bonds now is to get a whole bond a month, anything smaller is no good.

I’d like to know who told you about that 18-month deal. I don’t care who told you about or where you read it why. Don’t believe it. Don’t believe anything anyone tells you no matter who it is or what he tells you. If I am over here 118 months and they don’t send me home, there’s still nothing anyone can do about it.

By the way, did Aunt Mary ever get my last letter? It’s bad enough as it is without her thinking I’ve forgotten all about them. Send them all my regards, including Grandma and Grandpa.

Love and Kisses,


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