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Postmarked February 7, 1922
Miss Marie H. McCarthy
2050 East 88th St.
I have been feeling kinda lonesome for someone very nice I know, all this long day. Never thought it possible to miss one quite so much.
The happiest moments of my life are those I spend with you, dear girl. I love to see your smile and hear your voice and to feel your arms about my neck. No small wonder then, that when I have to leave you, I should feel sad. But then, we have more times coming and then some more times after that, so I’m just going to think of them, and not feel so badly.
You looked so sweet and pretty in your new little brown dress and you let me mess it all up. You must love me a lot or you wouldn’t let me do that.
First thing this morning Mother said, “How did our little girl like her ring?” I told her you liked it very much.
I had forgotten whether you just asked to be remembered to mother or sent your love. But anyway I told her you did the later and she wanted to know if you had any left. I ‘spect I get nearly all you have but of course I want you to have some for mothers and brothers and Mrs. Callaghan and Polly. You see I’m not so very selfish.
Please tell Mrs. C. that I think her son Tom has a dear, sweet mother and that I know she will take care of my baby girl.
I’m going to see you again, maybe sooner than you expect. “In the meantime” I’m keeping right on loving my precious Marie.
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.