"Some people here make you sick. They act like kids. Are drinking and making merry. N.Y.C. is full of paper (the streets). You boys are the ones to celebrate."
One of the few letters I have from Babe's father. He references my mother doing the sort of charming antics you'd expect from a nearly 5-year-old girl. It seems they tried to keep her aware of her brother, who enlisted when she was three months shy of her third birthday.
The Bullard Company made heavy machine tools such as lathes.