Category Archives: Written to Romayne

12.14.1944 Letter

Dear Romayne;

It seems to me that I got a letter from you a long time ago and never answered it. So I thought I’d drop you this line today.

We’re having floods on this side of the ocean right now and it’s pretty sloppy. The water has been higher than at any time in over 30 years.

When I was in Germany, I met a couple of Belgian officers and they gave me a linen handkerchief with an address of a girlfriend on it. So I’m sending it to you as a souvenir. It’s a little dirty now, but you can wash it if you want to.

I want to enclose in this letter a letter to Jack. Please have your mother put his right address on it. And Romayne, ask your mother to be on the look out for a good French grammar book sometime when she is in town. I’ll pay for it.



06.25.1945 Letter

Dear Romayne;

I wanted to let you know that I have received your letter and sure got quite a kick out of it, especially the part about naming that dog. If you’ve given him that name, you ought to get some stripes for him.

I also want to tell you that I sent you a little present in the mail today. I’m not going to tell you what it is so it will be a big surprise when you receive it.

We have been having some pretty warm weather around here lately, but I don’t think it gets quite as hot as it does back home sometimes.

I have a little radio in our room here now, but it doesn’t work. I have to take it out and get it fixed this week.

This afternoon I did my washing. Can you imagine me doing that? You should see me – wow! Now I must stop and go to eat supper.


Bad Homburg, Germany