[Letter postmarked on 6 September 1941 at 9:30 a.m. at Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Addressed to Miss Crystal K., Berwyn, Ilinois. Return addressed to Geo. B., State Police, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.]
September 5, 1941
Received your post-card from Marshalltown. Thanks for remembering me. I suppose that from now on, I will rate only a postal card. Since I did not receive the photo you were going to send me, I believe that you don’t intend to send it, or do you intend to keep me waiting until you have another taken – when you are 21 (twenty-one).
How is the steady doing? I was wondering at times (many times) if he was the one and only or ??? –
How is your Grandmother and Ma & Dad? Long time since I heard from either one. Don’t forget to extend my best wishes to them all. –
Tony has been transferred to Orlando in Florida and for the past two weeks he has been in Los Angeles. I suppose that you have heard from him.
He told me that he was going to visit with his old army friend Alex Lovy, a cartoonist who works for the Seven Dwarfs or somethin’. – Anyway, I hope you all are enjoying the best of health and are having loads of fun. – How’s Captain Joe doin’? One of the men from the Turnpike Detail stopped in last week and he was telling me about some persons from Berwyn, Illinois, being slightly injured in an auto accident on the Turnpike. – I don’t remember the names.
I miss your letters, Crystal; can’t you write more often? – Someday, I am going to show up sort of unexpected, like I did last time – then, I hope you will be home by yourself.
I was up home for 12 days and I got back to Greensburg on the 29th. Our Rodeo took place on the tenth the 30th, and there were about 20,000 people present. I didn’t even get to see the Rodeo as I had to guard payrolls in the morning and afternoon.
About my vacation, I was really undecided as to where to go, considering your invitation, which was very hard to resist. Believe me, I thought it over plenty, and since you didn’t say whether or not you would go out with me and show me around a bit, the only thing I could figure was that your time was entirely taken up. So, I’m still wondering. –
Please write soon and tell me about your vacation in Marshalltown.