In my last post, I shared a letter from Evelyn Kaiser to me. She was a teenager during World War II who wrote to soldiers to fulfill her part of the war effort, serving as a pen pal to the boys to help keep their morale up.

I didn’t share all of Evelyn’s first letter, however. I thought this excerpt was worth a post all by itself:

Frank had a sense of humor. He knew civilians couldn’t get gum, etc. One time, he wrote that he was enclosing a stick of gum for me and one for the censor. At the bottom of the letter — the words “thanks, from the censor,” which I have never forgotten. Mine arrived intact!

Isn’t that great?

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