Dear Ma, Pa, Grandma, Barb, Ann & Ele,
I finally got your mail ma, and boy was I happy. It seemed so long since I heard from you. It's a very short time since I saw you all but we cover so much ground that it seems so much longer. I got letters 219, 220, 221 and you are also giving them another no. so that means I didn't get 217 & 218 yet. I guess they will come soon. You can use the other no.'s if you wish ma. It will be easier for you.
Boy was that I surprise to hear that Henry is home. I'm just dying to know how Bob is making out and how much time she will spend with him. I guess I will know before long. Also about the painting.
I am glad Anita liked the present. So you made her a hat huh! It's good you made Helen one too or else I would have been disappointed. I really was well pleased with that though.
I think Ele will fall right in Boby's footsteps as far as boyfriends is concerned. I am so glad she can choose her own friends wisely. Is Ele's prom going to be formal? I hope it is. Gee I would like to be there for her graduation but--
I am so glad you are picking up so much weight. That's a sure sign and after seeing how well you looked when I was home I just know you are doing perfectly and that's all I need to make me happy.
By gosh my bank account really is growing isn't it. With all these Christmas presents and especially yours it certainly gives me a swell start. But I want to say again, ma, when those $25 checks come be sure to take out whatever you need. In fact take some out anyway & put it in your own account. OK.
Are you sure Bob got ready in 7 min. ma. It seems hardly believable. Especially awaiting her long waited friend. It's really more comical than anything.
I can't see Aunt Anna's reason at all. But---. I'll include Grandma in these letters & when I get more time I'll write to Aunt Anna.
I'll close for now ma and will write soon again. Oh I forgot to tell you that I will probably get a pass to London Sunday and I will tell you about it as soon as I get back. It should be real interesting.
Your Loving Soldier Boy