I thought it might be a nice time to step back and take a look at some of the people we’ve met in the course of telling Babe’s story. Here’s a link back to my early post introducing the characters in the beginning.
We are five paragraphs into this letter before Babe bothers to mention receiving his medal. First, food and a pen-and-pencil set were more pressing issues. … More ‘I Got My Purple Heart Today’
“I don’t see how they get people to see (Mickey Rooney) play in the same picture every time under a different title. All of those pictures are alike and they don’t appeal to me in the least anymore.” … More ‘I Never Starve, So I Guess I Get Enough to Eat’
This is one of the only letters I have that Babe wrote to someone besides his parents. This is addressed to his older brother Vince, who was in the Navy, but had not been for very long. … More ‘I Thought War Was a Glory Then’
A letter noteworthy mostly for the names of hometown pals that Babe drops. … More Looking for Addresses for Some Back-Home Boys