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Postmarked February 14, 1922
Miss Marie H. McCarthy
2050 East 88th St.
I have been sampling my Valentine and find it most delicious. You certainly can make good fudge dear, and I thank you many, many times for being so good to your boy.
Wonder if you received yours this evening. I ordered it for then and am sorry I couldn’t send a little verse too. But then each little flower can tell you so much better than I how very dearly I love you. So I’ll just let the flowers say it – this time.
Some day soon I’ll be on the job, personally, and then I’m sure the flowers won’t be in it.
Now I’m going to say good night and go to bed, for I am very sleepy and just a little tired. Worked hard today.
Will write again tomorrow and make up for this short note. Much love to you, little Sweetheart.
The dates associated with most of these letters came from the post mark on the envelope the letters were placed in when the museum received them as a donation. Some of the letters may seem out of place, or out of order because of this. As we have no clear knowledge of exactly when all the letters were written, we have kept them in order of the dates on the envelopes.