The Vicious Circle of Home Repair

Thurs 5/24/51 Dear Bernie By this time you've probably given me up as a lost cause. Frankly, I've meant to write but just haven't gotten around to it. Mom told me you've finally landed in rather a desolate place in Japan. Well thank goodness it is Japan anyway. I haven't seen your letter as yet … Continue reading The Vicious Circle of Home Repair

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Pop’s Tea Fail and Tidings from the Red Cross

Dear Bernie I always mean to ask if there is anything you want me to send you but forget. If there is anything in the food line that you need just let me know. Today the Van Dyke snapshot came but to tell you the truth I don't see any whiskers. Of course it may … Continue reading Pop’s Tea Fail and Tidings from the Red Cross

NY Priest: “Japan More Irish than Ireland”

Dear Bernie, From your description of the mail service I'm sure you will get this letter as you are being "quituated" from the Army. However, I feel constrained to read it anyway. Honorable Father really pleased with the description of Occidentalis [something in latin, looks like "operd" or "aperd"] Orientales. Strange, but did I get … Continue reading NY Priest: “Japan More Irish than Ireland”