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Postmarked February 23, 1922
Miss Marie H. McCarthy
2050 E 88th St
I told you yesterday that I liked George Washington, but if he is going to have the mail men lay off every time he has a birthday, I am going to change my mind.
I’m sure there is a letter for me in the post office and here I have been wanting it so badly all day long.
Didn’t vacate today. Worked as usual. We have lots to do in the shop. Lucky I guess.
Did you have a good time staying at home today? Bet you didn’t get up till ten o’clock. Then I suppose Mrs. C. had a nice little breakfast for you. Wish I had been there to help you wash the dishes. Did you miss me. Please say yes.
Saw something nice today. Mother showed it to me. She is making it for you. Don’t dare tell what it is. Secret. I’ll bring it up maybe, next time I come.
This has been a beautiful warm day and I wanted to be out hiking with you. These nice spring days are going to be kinda hard on me with you so far away.
Dad told me this morning that he brought a new record home with him. Says its an Irish shindig. Haven’t heard it yet.
Went down and raised “Oh Joy” with the florist Monday evening. Next time I bet you will get your flowers on time if I have to deliver them myself. It was a terrible disappointment to me. But then you love me just as much so I’ll forgive them this time.
This week is going quickly and it won’t be long till we will be together again.
I am anxious for our vacation to come. Then for two whole weeks I’ll have my sweetheart all to myself. I know we will have the nicest time we have ever had in our lives. All because we love each other.
Please give my regards to Mrs. C. and to Polly when you see her.
Take good care of my Marie for me and keep her happy.
I love you, dear girl.
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.