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“Well I just got finished pealing the pineapple for supper & I put the sugar on it. You didn’t have to send sugar as there is plenty of sugar yet.”
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Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – Unknown Date, 1940
The actual date of
this artifact is unknown because there is no envelope with postmarks, but
believed to have been written during the first or second week of June, 1940.
Transcription of Artifact Content
Received your parcel
O.K. and also a letter Fri. & Sat. Thanks a lot for the dinner. It was
really swell. I just got the parcel about nine last night. I also got one from
Pearl’s sister. It was a big chocolate box full of date cake & some candy. Well
I had Marshall Healey over to our tent for dinner and of course I had Glen
piper stay is he and I are in the same tent. The chicken & dressing was
swell, but it is so warm in the day time I thought I’d better get it ate up.