August 23, 1943.
I meant to write this letter sooner but I didn’t get around to it. I hope this letter finds you feeling better. Your mother has told me that you have had a hard time of it since you entered the Army. I hope the worst is over for you now.
Your pictures that you have sent home are real good. A few weeks ago I spent the weekend with your mother + had a good time. She took me to the Newport Theatre + it is a nice theatre. I had never been there before, once we went there to see a picture but it was so crowded we couldn’t get in.
Sat. noon I went to Youngstown to stay with my sister for the weekend. We went to the “Foster” to see Myran Long + William Powell in “The Shadow of the Thin Man”, an old picture but it was good + the other feature was with Sherlock Holmes.
“This Is The Army” is coming to Sharon soon + I want to see it no matter what the admission. For the first run they are going to change a lot because the friends are to go the Army Relief. Maybe you have seen it in Texas.
How are you getting along with the girls, Ralph? I bet you knock them cold.
Joey is getting to be quite a boy. Your mother says he doesn’t stay home much. He is always on the go. He likes baseball too just like you.
Remember when you + Pat met Ed + I in Cleveland coming home from a game + the fun we had laughing at Pat.
Well, Ralph I shall close for now.
Write to me,