Dated Jan. 15, 1944; postmarked Jan. 17.

Dear Folks,

I am well, happy and safe and I hope you all are the same.

I received your letter written the same day that Vince left from his two-day leave. He sure sounds good and I wish I had a picture of him.

I received a letter from Gevena today also and I was never as surprised in my life. Ma, that kid has brains. I would never have expected a letter like that from her.

Besides these two letters, I received two letters from the Bullard Co. — one from the vice-president or something and a Christmas card from the gang I used to work with.

The vice-president or whatever he is told me about how he enjoyed reading my letters of which I sent him none, and all about employees in sections of the office where I didn’t work. it was a lot of bluff, but it was a nice letter anyway.

In your letter, you mentioned the fact that I never told you what I was doing. I already told you what kind of work I am engaged in and that is about as much as you ever will know about it.

In case I haven’t previously informed you, I received Mr. Morgan‘s second letter and answered it. It was the best I could do under the circumstances. perhaps at a much later date I will be able to tell him what he wants to know in detail.

By the way, this is Italian paper, envelope, pen and ink I am using. Crumby, eh, what?

I’ll close now with lots of love to all including Rosemarie.

Love and Kisses,

Frankie

PDF: About Babe’s Cousin Gevena: ‘Ma, That Kid Has Brains’

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